Texas Democrat Al Green plans to force impeachment vote in House

Democrats Join GOP in Killing House Resolution to Impeach Trump

J. Scott Applewhite AP File

"It is premature. And to call for [impeachment] now you might blow your shot when it has a better chance of happening", he said, according to the Daily Beast.

The Republican party, which enjoys a majority in the lower chamber of the Congress, was joined by a large number of lawmakers from the Opposition Democratic party to defeat a move to impeach Trump Thursday.

The magnitude and breadth of President Trump's actions to undermine his office and the public trust - those that have been illegal, corrupt, or have caused deep damage to our country - is stunning and most of the facts are indisputable.

A Democrat congressman has vowed to force a vote to impeach President Donald Trump on Wednesday, a move party leaders have long sought to block despite mounting frustration from a small group of liberal lawmakers. That's because Republicans narrowly control the House and Democrats are divided on the issue.

"I'm a person who travels the road less traveled".

The articles specifically accuse Trump of "associating the majesty and dignity of the presidency with causes rooted in white supremacy, bigotry, racism, anti-Semitism, white nationalism, or Neo-Nazism".

While virtually all Republicans and many Democrats are expected to vote to table Green's resolution, a few Democrats said Wednesday they will vote for Green's measure. The leaders said Congressional inquiries and Robert Mueller's investigation into connections between Trump's campaign and Russia should be allowed to continue.

House Democratic Caucus Chairman Joe Crowley also voted against the impeachment. The vote was not on the articles of impeachment themselves but on tabling the proposal.

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. 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. "It's time to have an open, honest debate on President Trump and his fitness for office", Capuano said.

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