Published: Thu, December 07, 2017
Global | By Shelia Dennis

House overwhelmingly votes to defeat Democrat's bid to impeach President Trump

House overwhelmingly votes to defeat Democrat's bid to impeach President Trump

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said that while Trump has made several statements and taken actions "that are beyond the pale for most Americans", it was important to allow congressional committees probing Russian meddling in the U.S. election and possible Trump campaign collusion to proceed with their work.

But the process of impeaching an American president and removing him from office is complex and challenging. Green wrote in a letter to House lawmakers on Tuesday.

Rep. Al GreenAlexander (Al) N. GreenThe Hill's 12:30 Report Dem says he will force House vote on impeachment Wednesday House Dem pledges vote to impeach Trump next week MORE (D-Texas) is seeking to force a House floor vote later Wednesday on impeaching President Trump, setting up a tougher decision for Democrats than Republicans. Only 58 Democrats supported the proposal while the others believed that it was a distraction in a Republican-controlled Congress. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said last month that impeaching Trump would be a waste of time and energy, according to those who attended her event at Hearst.

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"Now is not the time to consider articles of impeachment".

In the resolution, Green argues that Trump has sewn discord among Americans "by associating the majesty and dignity of the presidency with causes rooted in white supremacy, bigotry, racism, anti-Semitism, white nationalism, or neo-Nazism".

The most likely result, however, is that House Speaker Paul Ryan will bring up a vote on a "motion to table" Green's impeachment resolution Wednesday - essentially killing it. Green argues that Trump has committed a high misdeed and is unfit to be president and warrants impeachment, trial and removal from office.

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Several Democratic lawmakers argued that it's premature to act before special counsel Robert Mueller's team completes its Russian Federation investigation.

Green first unveiled a draft of his articles of impeachment in October, but refrained from demanding a vote on it. He also cited Trump describing white supremacists who violently marched in Charlottesville as "very fine people".

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