The Democrats’ dream to impeach President Trump has just been killed!
Yesterday, “Uncle” Al Green (D-Texas) promised to forcefully impeach President Trump on Wednesday. Unfortunately for the democrats, the House shot that idea down immediately.
Here are House Dems who supported beginning debate on Trump’s impeachment pic.twitter.com/eCpyurD429
— John Bresnahan (@BresPolitico) December 6, 2017
A bipartisan majority of legislators voted to “table,” or kill, the articles of impeachment introduced by Representative Al Green of Texas. One hundred and twenty-seven of the 194 Democrats in the House voted to table the resolution.
Mr Green forced a vote on the articles on Wednesday, who claiming Mr Trump’s actions in office have amounted to “high misdemeanours,” if not crimes. The Representative claimed these misdemeanours stem from Mr Trump’s “bigotry, hatred and hostility”.
Announcing his motion in a letter to his House colleagues, Mr Green wrote: “The question isn’t whether we have a bigot as President, the question is: What are we going to do about it?”
“The answer is: Impeachment for high misdemeanours, which need not be a crime,” he said.
Even if it made it to the House floor, Mr Green’s resolution was widely expected to fail the Republican-controlled body. Impeachment requires a majority vote in the House and a two-thirds vote in the Senate, which is also controlled by Republicans.