House to Vote on Articles of Impeachment

US President Donald Trump arrives to speak about tax reform legislation in St Louis Missouri

Green and his allies were criticized for the effort, with the White House labeling them as "extremists". Republicans are expected to offer a motion to table the resolution later Wednesday, effectively killing Green's resolution. Politically, the vote puts rank-and-file Democrats in a tough position - between a desire to allow the investigations to run their course, the possible discomfort of moderate voters, and the demands of the anti-Trump left wing. Green argues that Trump has committed a high misdeed and is unfit to be president and warrants impeachment, trial and removal from office. I understand why many of my Democratic colleagues, including many who believe President Trump should ultimately be impeached, voted no on today's resolution.

To back the claim, the articles of impeachment cite Trump's equivocating response to the violent clash between white supremacists and counter-protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia; his sharing of anti-Muslim videos posted online by a fringe British nationalist group; and attacks at NFL players kneeling during the national anthem to protest what they say police brutality.

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.

"The special counsel's investigation is moving forward as well, and those inquiries should be allowed to continue", she added, referring to Robert Mueller. "Right now, Congressional committees continue to be deeply engaged in investigations into the President's actions both before and after his inauguration", House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Minority Whip Steny Hoyer said in a joint statement.


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

"He has harmed the society of the United States; brought shame and dishonor to the office of president of the United States; sowing discord among the people of the United States by associating the majesty and dignity of the presidency with causes rooted in white supremacy, bigotry, racism, anti-Semitism, white nationalism or neo-Nazism", Green said.

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

The effort is certain to lose.

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