House to Vote on Articles of Impeachment

07 Декабря, 2017, 02:27 | Author: Phil Peters
  • Rep. Al Green will introduce on the house floor Wednesday to force a vote on Trump's impeachment

Green wrote in a letter to House lawmakers on Tuesday. All Republicans voted to turn away Green's resolution, while four Democratic lawmakers voted present. All Republicans opposed the motion, along with 126 Democrats.

Watch Green introduce the resolution below.

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.

"Tomorrow we will bring Articles of Impeachment to the floor of the Congress of the United States of America for a vote", Green said Tuesday morning on the House floor, announcing that "three prominent Democrats" have asked to meet with him to discuss impeachment. Instead, he argues that Trump has "brought disrepute, contempt, ridicule and disgrace on the presidency" and "sown discord among the people of the United States".

Pelosi and Hoyer said in a statement that while legitimate questions exist about Trump's fitness to lead, now is not the time for impeachment.

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The White House quickly dismissed the impeachment effort, labeling Green and his allies "extremists".

"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".

Representative Dan Kildee said Democratic lawmakers can not allow themselves to be drawn into a process "that's not thoughtful or complete or might not even be the conclusion we ought to draw". Minority Leader Nancy PelosiNancy Patricia D'Alesandro PelosiRight scrambles GOP budget strategy Dem rep Moulton calls on Franken to resign Mark Mellman: History's judgment MORE (D-Calif.) and other senior Democrats believe that talk of impeachment at this point is premature, citing the ongoing special counsel probe into Trump campaign contacts with the Russian government.

The House has to approve the articles of impeachment by a simple majority before they would move on to the Senate.

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