Impeachment effort quashed by House Republicans and Democrats

Impeachment effort quashed by House Republicans and Democrats

Impeachment effort quashed by House Republicans and Democrats

Green, Texas Democrat, after Democratic leaders said Mr. Trump's actions may be upsetting to the party, but that talk of impeachment was premature.

According to CNBC, Green said Trump is "unmindful of the high duties of his high office and the dignity and properties thereof". Although his speech is not criminal, it divides and damages the country, Green wrote in a letter to his colleagues, according to CNN.

At least a handful of fellow Democrats may vote for Green's resolution. Green hasn't listened, though, and his aggressive support for impeachment might cause problems for Democrats in 2018.

Lawmakers voted 364 to 58 in rejection of liberal Democrat Al Green's resolution to begin impeachment proceedings against the Republican president.

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.

Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer say "now is not the time to consider articles of impeachment".

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

Green's effort is also certain to be opposed by all Republicans.

Pelosi and Hoyer released a joint statement ahead of a floor vote on articles of impeachment sponsored by Rep. Al Green.

Representative Dan Kildee said Democratic lawmakers can not 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".

Last month, a group of six Democrats, including Green, unveiled articles of impeachment accusing Trump of obstructing justice when firing former FBI Director James Comey; violating the Constitution's emoluments clause; and undermining the independence of the federal judiciary and freedom of the press.

It remains highly unlikely that the majority of House representatives will vote to impeach Trump, as it would be necessary for the motion to be passed onto the Senate for a two-thirds vote.

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