Try, Try Again: Democrats to Bring Impeachment Articles Against Trump Wednesday

Try, Try Again: Democrats to Bring Impeachment Articles Against Trump Wednesday

Most mainline Democrats believe that voting for impeachment is a premature move when the President is at the center of an ever expanding federal probe into whether anyone in his campaign colluded with Russian Federation to influence the outcome of the presidential election.

Washington, Dec 7 The US House of Representatives overwhelmingly rejected a congressman's motion today to impeach President Trump, as Democratic Party leaders argued that now was not the time to pursue the effort. The articles of impeachment he brought against Trump in October accused the president of "fueling an alt-right hate machine" that's "causing immediate injury to American society".

Green is using what's called a privileged resolution to bring up his bill filing articles of impeachment, which allows him to force a vote in the House within two days without having to get agreement from House Speaker Paul Ryan first.

"Now is not the time to consider articles of impeachment", they wrote in a statement.

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.

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

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

"The special counsel's investigation is moving forward as well, and those inquiries should be allowed to continue", she added, referring to Robert Mueller.

Green argued that Trump should be impeached for his rhetoric against certain racial and ethnic groups, including Latinos, Muslims and blacks.

In a 364-58 vote, lawmakers tabled the impeachment resolution from the Texas Democrat.

The resolution offered by Green states that Trump has sown discord among the people of the US based on national origin and race.

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

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