House Shoots Down Dem Rep's Impeachment Resolution

US House of Representatives votes against procedural measure on Trump impeachment

Democratic leaders announced beforehand they were opposed to Green's resolution.

Green's new eight-page resolution accuses the Republican president of "high misdemeanors", citing "harm to American society to the manifest injury of the people of the United States". Politically, the vote puts rank-and-file Democrats in a tough position - between a desire to allow the investigations to run their course, the possible discomfort of moderate voters, and the demands of the anti-Trump left wing. Green hasn't listened, though, and his aggressive support for impeachment might cause problems for Democrats in 2018.

Green cited Trump's equivocating in the wake of a deadly white nationalist rally in Virginia, his attacks on Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-Fla.) and his criticisms of NFL players' kneeling during the national anthem in protest of police abusing African-Americans. Every Republican voted against the measure, while 58 Democrats voted for impeachment, and four Democrats voted present.

"Now is not the time to consider articles of impeachment". Instead, he argues that Trump has "brought disrepute, contempt, ridicule and disgrace on the presidency" and "sown discord among the people of the United States".

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The White House quickly dismissed the impeachment effort, labeling Green and his allies "extremists".

"Legitimate questions have been raised about his fitness to lead this nation", Pelosi and Hoyer continued.

For these reasons, I've stated for months that I believe President Trump should be, and eventually will be, impeached. The leaders said Congressional inquiries and Robert Mueller's investigation into connections between Trump's campaign and Russian Federation should be allowed to continue.

"We ought to let Mr. Mueller complete his full investigation rather than engage in what would essentially be a public relations stunt", said Rep. Dan Kildee (D-Mich). The vote was not on the articles of impeachment themselves but on tabling the proposal. Earlier in November, she told CNN that "it's not someplace that I think we should go", when asked about impeachment proceedings.

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