Impeachment effort quashed by House Republicans and Democrats

Pauline Gross
December 7, 2017

Rep. Al Green, D-Texas, went to the House floor to introduce two articles of impeachment against the president, claiming Trump's words, including tweets, have incited hatred and emboldened white supremacists.

Forcing a vote on impeachment before investigators complete their work, Democratic leaders say, may undermine the potential for a bipartisan effort over impeachment if inquiries uncovered compelling evidence against Trump.

Democratic leaders have previously warned party members against enacting articles of impeachment against Trump, arguing that such a move would be premature given the ongoing investigations into the former NY businessman's election campaign and administration.

All in all, it was a politically inept decision on Green's part.

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The Democratic leaders said, "Right now, Congressional committees continue to be deeply engaged in investigations into the President's actions both before and after his inauguration".

"Legitimate questions have been raised about his fitness to lead this nation". Republicans are expected to offer a motion to table the resolution later Wednesday, effectively killing Green's resolution.

Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Minority Whip Steny Hoyer tell Democrats: "Now is not the time to consider articles of impeachment". The leaders said Congressional inquiries and Robert Mueller's investigation into connections between Trump's campaign and Russian Federation should be allowed to continue. It is not about Republicans, it is about the fate of our Republic. All Republicans opposed the motion, along with 126 Democrats. The articles also mention Trump's comments regarding NFL protests during the National Anthem, and the anti-Muslim videos he retweeted on November 29. "It causes unparalleled destruction to our society in the long- and short-term that will not easily heal".

"Tomorrow we will bring Articles of Impeachment to the floor of the Congress of the United States of America for a vote", Green said Tuesday morning on the House floor, announcing that "three prominent Democrats" have asked to meet with him to discuss impeachment.

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