House Democratic leaders oppose Texas lawmaker's Trump impeachment effort

House Democratic leaders oppose Texas lawmaker's Trump impeachment effort

House Democratic leaders oppose Texas lawmaker's Trump impeachment effort

For these reasons, I've stated for months that I believe President Trump should be, and eventually will be, impeached.

Rep. Al Green (D-Tex.) speaks to media in Houston on May 15, 2017, about his call for the impeachment of President Trump. Democratic leaders announced beforehand they were opposed to Green's resolution.

Democratic Rep. Al Green of Texas will force a vote in the House on Wednesday to impeach President Donald Trump, he told colleagues in a letter Tuesday.

The House vote on the articles of impeachment failed overwhelmingly, 364-58. That's because Republicans narrowly control the House and Democrats are divided on the issue.

House minority leader Nancy Pelosi has advised Democrats to exercise caution and wait until sufficient evidence that Trump committed an impeachable offense turns up.

"Now is not the time to consider articles of impeachment".

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In the resolution, Green argues that Trump has sewn discord among Americans "by associating the majesty and dignity of the presidency with causes rooted in white supremacy, bigotry, racism, anti-Semitism, white nationalism, or neo-Nazism".

"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".

However, Republicans in the House will easily table the symbolic vote, according to the website.

The impeachment resolution Green circulated Tuesday does not include any allegations of obstruction of justice or other alleged crimes connected to his 2016 presidential campaign or the pending investigations into connections to Russian Federation.

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

Democratic Rep. Dan Kildee of MI says Democratic lawmakers can't let themselves be drawn into a process "that's not thoughtful or complete or might not even be the conclusion we ought to draw".

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