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House Votes to Kill Resolution to Impeach Trump

Rep. Al Green (D) of Texas called for a resolution to impeach President Donald Trump. Rep. Al Green (D) of Texas called for a resolution to impeach President Donald Trump. |  Photo: U.S. House of Representatives

The Associated Press
December 06, 2017 01:49 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) - The House has overwhelmingly voted to kill a resolution from a Democratic lawmaker to impeach President Donald Trump.

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Democratic Rep. Al Green of Texas says President Trump has associated his presidency with causes rooted in bigotry and racism.

After his resolution was read, Republicans held a vote to table it. Democratic leaders announced beforehand they were opposed to Green's resolution.

The vote Wednesday was 364-58.

Green argued that Trump has committed a high misdeed and is unfit to be president and warrants impeachment, trial and removal from office.

Lawmakers did not debate the merits of his resolution. The vast majority of Democrats joined with Republicans in voting to table it.

Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Minority Whip Steny Hoyer tell Democrats: "Now is not the time to consider articles of impeachment."

The two have issued a joint statement responding to Green's resolution. Pelosi and Hoyer say Congress faces a vast set of urgent overdue priorities and that Democrats are focused on "protecting American families" in the coming tax debate and vote.

They say legitimate questions have been raised about Trump's fitness to lead the nation, but say congressional investigations and a special counsel investigation should be allowed to continue.

 


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