Proposal To Impeach Trump Overwhelmingly Rejected

House GOP leaders are expected to reject the measure, but Green can still force a procedural vote that will effectively serve as the first vote in Congress on impeaching Trump. "Now is not the time to consider articles of impeachment".

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

The proposal introduced by Rep. Al Green (D-TX) failed in an overwhelming vote of 364-58, according to the Associated Press.

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Green's resolution is expected to fail, given widespread opposition among Republicans and most Democrats.

House Democratic Caucus Chairman Joe Crowley also voted against the impeachment. I strongly believe that what the American people want is the facts and, therefore, we should let Special Counsel Mueller and his team complete their task.

As examples, Green's articles of impeachment cite Trump's equivocating response to the violence from a white supremacist march in Charlottesville, Va., in August, as well as his attacks on NFL players kneeling during the national anthem to protest police brutality.

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Under House rules, any member is allowed to offer a "privileged" resolution on the floor that must receive legal action within two days, a process Green used to ensure a vote on impeachment. The resolution accuses Trump of "high misdemeanor", worthy of removal from office. It divides and damages the social fabric of our country in ways that obstruction of justice cannot.

Democratic Congressman Mike Capuano said taking steps to impeach a President were a gravely serious matter.

"Today, I followed my heart and cast a vote to begin a debate on whether this President has committed impeachable acts".

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