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

07 Diciembre, 2017

"Impeachment is an extraordinary measure, but it should be clear to anyone who examines the facts that President Trump's actions justify his impeachment, including his efforts to obstruct justice, his self-enrichment and serial violations of the Emoluments Clause, and his involvement in a cover-up stemming from his campaign's very likely collusion with Russian interests to undermine the 2016 presidential election".

"For too long, we have allowed our civility to prevent us from confronting the invidious incivility of President Donald J. Trump", he said.

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 resolution will not pass the House. "Brought shame and dishonor to the office of president of the United States".

"Their time would be better spent focusing on tax relief for American families and businesses, and working to fund our troops and veterans through the holiday season rather than threaten a government shutdown".

In the resolution, Green argues that Trump has sown 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".

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Minority Whip Steny H. Hoyer (D-Md.) issued a joint statement before the vote making clear that they opposed Green's effort, though they stopped short of calling on Democrats to vote to kill it.

All Republicans voted to turn away Green's resolution, while four Democratic lawmakers voted present.

House Democratic Caucus Chairman Joe Crowley also voted against the impeachment.

Al Green (R-Tex.) came to the House floor at 12:13 p.m. Wednesday to offer articles of impeachment under special House rules requiring a floor vote; he returned to the floor at 1:34 to force that vote. "For these reasons, I do not think today is the right time for a vote of impeachment", Crowley said. It is not about Republicans, it is about the fate of our Republic. Most top Democrats have dismissed talk of impeachment.

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

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