Skip to comments.An attempt to impeach Trump today failed 364-58
Posted on 12/06/2017 5:17:42 PM PST by Kaslin
There are really two ways to look at this effort. One is that this attempt to impeach President Trump got slapped down hard today. The other is that there are now 58 Democrats willing to attach their names to this desperate action which their own leadership is officially against, at least for the moment. In either case, Rep. Al Green promised yesterday he would bring this to a vote and today he made good on that promise. The result was a bust. From the Texas Tribune:
U.S. Rep. Al Green’s effort to push the U.S. House to vote to impeach President Donald Trump quickly died Wednesday under bipartisan criticism for the Houston Democrat’s move.
Hours after he stood in front of a nearly empty House chamber to introduce articles of impeachment, Green sat alone in the middle of the chamber as the House voted 364-58 on a “motion to table” the resolution, effectively killing it…
In laying out his resolution on the House floor midday Wednesday, Green called it one of the greatest moments of his life.
Nancy Pelosi and Steny Hoyer released a joint statement on the vote which came well short of saying Trump didn’t deserve to be impeached:
This President has made statements and taken actions that are beyond the pale for most Americans, embracing those who espouse hatred and division while promoting policies that would harm our economy and undermine our national security. Legitimate questions have been raised about his fitness to lead this nation. Right now, Congressional committees continue to be deeply engaged in investigations into the Presidents actions both before and after his inauguration. The special counsels investigation is moving forward as well, and those inquiries should be allowed to continue. Now is not the time to consider articles of impeachment.
Again, the message isn’t ‘No’ it’s ‘Not yet.’ The White House responded by labeling Rep. Green and those who voted with him extremists. From Politico:
Its disappointing that extremists in Congress still refuse to accept the Presidents decisive victory in last years election,” spokesman Raj Shah said in a statement. “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.
As nutty as she is, Nancy Pelosi is smart to avoid getting on board the impeachment train (at least publicly). If Mueller somehow connects the misdeeds of Flynn or Manafort to Trump, then any prior impeachment effort is going to look thin and partisan and premature. And if Mueller doesn’t come up with something, then that fact is going to doom any existing impeachment effort once and for all. Rep. Green’s effort is a sop to “the resistance” and little more.
But again, it’s always possible to spin this as a valiant effort rather than an embarrassment. With nearly a third of the total number of Democrats in the House putting their names to this, it’s clear there is an appetite for it even on the thinnest of pretenses.
Here’s a clip of Rep. Green going down in flames, apparently this is one of the greatest moments of his life.
House votes down Rep. Al Green's impeachment effort
What a howling bore.
Lame d-ck democrat. Just like Chris Bell when he took out Tom DeLay.
Notice the tie that Al is wearing. Probably had to send a staff member out to purchase it for him to wear today. This guy is about as patriotic as Benedict Arnold.
All the putzes in the racist CBC can go to hell.
They are all for it.
names of 58 please?
Did the resolution happen to mention what misguided representatives were trying to impeach Trump for?
Probably just noise.
Well, at least we have the Dem fascists on record who oppose democratic elections and Constitutional government
The idiots that voted for him should be bitch slapped
Guy looks like some sort of a tanned Neanderthal with a flag tie.
For your consideration.
Apparently Polis voted for this. (see #15)
It is a tale
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
Even though he looks like a caveman, acts like caveman, and has the breath of a caveman; he isn’t smart enough to be a caveman. A pre-caveman maybe but I’m going out on a limb to give him that much.
Democrat Pushes Vote On Trump Impeachment. It Didn’t Succeed
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