A handful of impatient Democrats, including Colorado’s own U.S. Rep. Joe Neguse, are kicking up a stink in the nation’s Capitol demanding President Trump be impeached because former White House counsel Donald F. McGahn II won’t help them dig up dirt on the president … so they can impeach him.

That’s right, impeaching Trump is their only option to find the evidence needed to impeach the president for colluding with Russia to mind meld Americans into voting for him.

Neguse and a handful of other House leaders pressured Speaker Nancy Pelosi behind closed doors Monday to get impeachment rolling, according to sources who immediately leaked what happened in the meeting to every reporter inside the Beltway.

Apparently, Pelosi shot down their suggestion and sent them to bed without supper.

Pelosi, along with Rep. Rosa DeLauro of Connecticut, again dismissed the suggestion, warning that talk of impeachment is getting in the way of advancing Democrats’ message.

And what is the Democrats’ message?

Continue the multiple inquiries, investigations and smear campaign against President Trump and his administration without actually impeaching Trump, so Pelosi can keep her Democrat majority rule in the 2020 election.

Pelosi is worried, and rightly so, that if the House impeaches Trump and the Senate fails to convict, House Democrats will take a beating for the witch hunt.

That in itself would almost make a House impeachment proceeding worth it, just to watch the backlash unfold.

Stay tuned.