House Shoots Down Dem Rep's Impeachment Resolution

This president is unfit. He has committed high misdemeanors' Green said Wednesday of Trump

This president is unfit. He has committed high misdemeanors' Green said Wednesday of Trump

The two have issued a joint statement responding to Democratic Rep. Al Green's resolution read on the House floor Wednesday that calls for the impeachment of President Donald Trump based on the assertion that he has associated his presidency with causes rooted in bigotry and racism.

And Green said three Democrats are asking to meet with him in an apparent effort to dissuade him from bringing up the vote. Green argues that Trump has committed a high misdeed and is unfit to be president and warrants impeachment, trial and removal from office.

A Texas Democratic Congressman has announced that he will be bringing articles of impeachment against US President Donald Trump on Wednesday, the second attempt in as many months.

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

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

Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Minority Whip Steny Hoyer tell Democrats: "Now is not the time to consider articles of impeachment".

Several Dems contend that it's premature to bring articles of impeachment before special counsel Robert Mueller completes his investigation into the Kremlin's election meddling.

Green decided not to force a vote at the time, but he pledged to do so before the year was out, which is soon. Politically, the vote puts rank-and-file Democrats in a tough position - between a desire to allow the investigations to run their course, the possible discomfort of moderate voters, and the demands of the anti-Trump left wing.

In all, 126 Democrats joined Republicans in voting to table Green's effort in the GOP-led House.

Green also has cited Trump lashing out at NFL players who kneeled during the National Anthem to protest police brutality and his Muslim travel ban. The vote was not on the articles of impeachment themselves but on tabling the proposal.

"I love my country", Representative Al Green of Texas said in a memo to colleagues Tuesday, before adding he meant to bring articles of impeachment against a president who was "unmindful of the high duties of his high office and the dignity and properties thereof".

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