A Texas Lawmaker Introduced Articles Of Impeachment Against Trump

07 December, 2017, 02:32 | Author: Malcolm Fuller
  • Bill Clinton is one of only two US presidents to have been impeached

Green, Texas Democrat, after Democratic leaders said Mr. Trump's actions may be upsetting to the party, but that talk of impeachment was premature.

Green said he plans to go to the House floor around noon to start action on his impeachment measure.

Green's resolution is expected to fail, given widespread opposition among Republicans and most Democrats. Green argues that Trump has committed a high misdeed and is unfit to be president and warrants impeachment, trial and removal from office.

To back the claim, the articles of impeachment cite Trump's equivocating response to the violent clash between white supremacists and counter-protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia; his sharing of anti-Muslim videos posted online by a fringe British nationalist group; and attacks at NFL players kneeling during the national anthem to protest what they say police brutality.

The most likely result, however, is that House Speaker Paul Ryan will bring up a vote on a "motion to table" Green's impeachment resolution Wednesday - essentially killing it.

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"Legitimate questions have been raised about his fitness to lead this nation". Instead, he argues that Trump has "brought disrepute, contempt, ridicule and disgrace on the presidency" and "sown discord among the people of the United States".

Green's effort is also certain to be opposed by all Republicans. "I will tell them that tomorrow, we will bring articles of impeachment to the floor of the Congress of the United States of America for a vote".

Most mainline Democrats believe that voting for impeachment is a premature move when the President is at the center of an ever expanding federal probe into whether anyone in his campaign colluded with Russian Federation to influence the outcome of the presidential election.

Representative Dan Kildee said Democratic lawmakers can not allow themselves to be drawn into a process "that's not thoughtful or complete or might not even be the conclusion we ought to draw".

The top two Democrats in the House of Representatives came out Wednesday against an effort to impeach President Trump, shortly before the House is expected to vote to kill the effort.

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