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Washington - House Votes To Kill Resolution To Impeach Trump

Published on: December 6, 2017 02:28 PM
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FILE - Rep. Al Green (D-TX), accompanied by Rep. Brad Sherman (D-CA), speaks with the media about his plans to draft articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., U.S., June 7, 2017.  REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein     FILE - Rep. Al Green (D-TX), accompanied by Rep. Brad Sherman (D-CA), speaks with the media about his plans to draft articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., U.S., June 7, 2017.  REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein  

Washington - The House overwhelmingly voted Wednesday to kill a resolution from a liberal Democratic lawmaker to impeach President Donald Trump as a majority of Democrats joined Republicans in opposing the move.

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Rep. Al Green, D-Texas, said Trump had associated his presidency with causes rooted in bigotry and racism. To back his claim accusing Trump of high misdemeanors, Green cited incidents such as Trump’s blaming both sides for violence at a deadly white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, and his recent sharing of hateful, anti-Muslim videos posted online by a fringe British extremist group.

After his resolution was read aloud, the House voted 364-58 to table the resolution. Four Democratic lawmakers also voted present. The vast majority of Democrats joined with Republicans in voting to table it in the GOP-led House.

Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and Minority Whip Steny Hoyer, D-Md., said in a statement shortly before the vote that while “legitimate questions have been raised about his fitness to lead this nation,” they argued “now is not the time to consider articles of impeachment.”

Several Democratic lawmakers expressed serious reservations with the effort, saying it’s premature to act before special counsel Robert Mueller’s team completes its investigation into Russian election meddling.

Rep. Dan Kildee, D-Mich., said Democratic lawmakers cannot allow themselves to be drawn into a process “that’s not thoughtful or complete or might not even be the conclusion we ought to draw.”

“We ought to let Mr. Mueller complete his full investigation rather than engage in what would essentially be a public relations stunt,” Kildee said. “This is a serious thing. It ought not to be done on a whim.”

Green said on the House floor that he planned to take the road less traveled in seeking Trump’s impeachment. He’s convinced it’s a road worth traveling, but he said, “I ask that no one take this journey with me.”

Pelosi has said any impeachment drive should wait until there’s evidence of an impeachable offense. Another problem for Democrats is that opposing Green’s resolution puts them at risk of angering the party’s rabidly anti-Trump voters. Some Democrats tried talking Green out of his plan. They did the same in October, when he proposed a similar resolution but never demanded a vote on it.



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 Dec 06, 2017 at 03:19 PM Anonymous Says:

If even the brain dead Pelosi was against the action, it must be completely understandable to even the most imbecilic minds. I do wonder how 58 elected officials could have gone for it. A bunch of babies, obsessed with having sorely lost an election. They refuse to tend to the obligations of their positions to represent their constituents and legislate, and are preoccupied with this drivel. Hope every one of these clowns gets replaced in the next election. They are truly unfit to serve.

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 Dec 06, 2017 at 04:27 PM lipa21 Says:

get these LIBS out of Congress and start doing your jobs to "make America great again" and work with the President to "right" everything Obama did wrong.

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 Dec 06, 2017 at 06:47 PM Just Wondering.... Says:

Don't these politicians have anything better to do? Stop wasting taxpayer money.

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 Dec 06, 2017 at 08:29 PM Anonymous Says:

Why are so many blacks so darn racist against whites? Slavery my foot, it’s sheer jealousy, just like the arabs jealousy of Jews.

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 Dec 06, 2017 at 10:30 PM Anonymous Says:

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Anonymous Says:

If even the brain dead Pelosi was against the action, it must be completely understandable to even the most imbecilic minds. I do wonder how 58 elected officials could have gone for it. A bunch of babies, obsessed with having sorely lost an election. They refuse to tend to the obligations of their positions to represent their constituents and legislate, and are preoccupied with this drivel. Hope every one of these clowns gets replaced in the next election. They are truly unfit to serve.

"Represent of their constituents" They are representing them. They are voted in by Democrats remember? The reason Pelosi is not ready yet with the Impeachment they don't want Pence to replace him. They have time around a few months before the election. "Sorely lost" 3 million more votes than Trump is not exactly sore lost. The russians will not be able to fix it all the time. Even Trumps says they might loose the Midterms. Nixons took 6 years not 9 months.

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