Democrats’ vote to impeach Donald Trump fails woefully
Democratic Representative from Texas’s 9th congressional district, Rep. Al Green, 70, introduced a House resolution (H.Res. 646) to impeach President Trump on Wednesday. Representatives motioned to table the articles that claimed Trump “is unfit to be president” and should be “impeached for high misdemeanors.”
However, the resolution to impeach Trump was voted down by a 364-58 margin, with many members of the Democratic Party voting against Trump’s impeachment.
In his articles of impeachment, Green issued two specific articles. The first said that Trump has “harmed the society 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” on multiple occasions.
In his second article of impeachment, the seven-term representative said that Trump “harmed American society by publicly casting contempt on individuals and groups, inciting hate and hostility, sowing discord among the people of the United States, on the basis of race, national origin, religion, gender, or sexual orientation.”
Green also specifically referenced the most recent travel ban to six mostlymuslim countries that fulfilled Trump’s campaign promise of a “complete shutdown” of Muslims entering the U.S., the banning of transgender individuals serving in the military, as well as denigrating comments he made about NFL players, Puerto Ricans, and Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-Fla.).
Green’s efforts to impeach Donald Trump failed woefully, even Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) who can’t stand Donald Trump opposed the move.
Pelosi in a statement said:
“Now is not the time to consider articles of impeachment.”