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Impeachment effort quashed by House Republicans and Democrats

Impeachment effort quashed by House Republicans and Democrats

Many Democrats believe it is premature to discuss impeachment. "For this reason I will bring articles of impeachment to a vote in the House of Representatives", Green wrote in a letter to colleagues. If Pelosi and the House minority leadership want to keep impeachment hopes alive, they need to rein him in.

GreenThe Hill's 12:30 Report Dem says he will force House vote on impeachment Wednesday House Dem pledges vote to impeach Trump next week MORE (D-Texas) is seeking to force a House floor vote later Wednesday on impeaching President Trump, setting up a tougher decision for Democrats than Republicans.

The resolution will not pass the House.

"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", spokesman Raj Shah told the website.

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".

In all, 126 Democrats joined Republicans in voting to table Green's effort in the GOP-led House. The leaders said Congressional inquiries and Robert Mueller's investigation into connections between Trump's campaign and Russia should be allowed to continue.

"I am absolutely convinced that this is a road worth traveling", Green said in his floor speech on Wednesday.

Last month, a group of six Democrats, including Green, unveiled articles of impeachment accusing Trump of obstructing justice when firing former FBI Director James Comey; violating the Constitution's emoluments clause; and undermining the independence of the federal judiciary and freedom of the press.

Green's articles of impeachment do not allege Trump has specifically committed a crime.

Democratic Congressman Mike Capuano said taking steps to impeach a President were a gravely serious matter.

Other Democrats have also proposed articles of impeachment this year, but they have not forced a vote on the issue. "It's time to have an open, honest debate on President Trump and his fitness for office", Capuano said.