WASHINGTON, June 5 (CGTN) -- Donald Trump should be sent to "prison," U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told fellow Democrats in a closed-door meeting about whether to launch impeachment proceedings against the president, Politico reported Thursday.

According to the report, Pelosi made the remark as House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler asked to be able to begin an impeachment inquiry.

"I don't want to see him impeached, I want to see him in prison," Pelosi said, according to Politico, which cited multiple Democratic sources familiar with the meeting.

Ashley Etienne, a spokeswoman for Pelosi, said she could not confirm the comment.

Pelosi has also sought to project unity within her Democratic Party on the path forward regarding impeachment.

"Make no mistake, we know exactly what path we're on," she told reporters Wednesday. "We know exactly what actions we need to take."

Last month, she said, "we believe that no one is above the law, including the president of the United States."

With Trump's administration stonewalling various Democratic-led investigations, several of the party's lawmakers have publicly called for impeachment.

Many of them point to the report by special counsel Robert Mueller as confirmation of Trump's wrongdoing.

Polls show a majority of Americans currently oppose impeachment, and to date only one House Republican has expressed support for removing the president, according to AFP.