United States lawmakers deny Democrat's bid to impeach Trump
07 December, 2017, 02:45 | Author: Diane Mills
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.
Rep. Al Green (D-Tex.) speaks to media in Houston on May 15, 2017, about his call for the impeachment of President Trump.
"In doing this, hatred disguised as acceptable political correctness has festered in our body politic and polluted our discourse to our detriment", Green said.
"Donald John Trump, by causing such harm to the society of the United States is unfit to be president and warrants impeachment, trial and removal from office", Green said as he introduced the articles of impeachment, according to report from CNN. The vote was not on the articles of impeachment themselves but on tabling the proposal. All Republicans opposed the motion, along with 126 Democrats. Green, Texas Democrat, after Democratic leaders said Mr. Trump's actions may be upsetting to the party, but that talk of impeachment was premature.
Lawmakers voted 364 to 58 in rejection of liberal Democrat Al Green'sresolution to begin impeachment proceedings against the Republican president.
Shortly before the vote, Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Minority Whip Steny Hoyer said there are "legitimate questions" raised about Trump's fitness to lead the country.
"Now is not the time to consider articles of impeachment".
Green argued that Trump should be impeached for his rhetoric against certain racial and ethnic groups, including Latinos, Muslims and blacks.
"The special counsel's investigation is moving forward as well, and those inquiries should be allowed to continue", she added, referring to Robert Mueller. "It is not about Republicans, it is about the fate of our Republic", Green wrote to colleagues Tuesday.
We are a long way from having the votes in Congress to impeach, a vote that must happen on a bipartisan basis.
The congressman also specifically cited Trump's comments after a deadly white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, in August.
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