Fifty-Eight House Democrats Vote to Proceed with Impeachment

House Democrats Are Going to Try to Impeach President Trump Again

Rep. Al Green Will Force A Vote On Impeaching President Trump On Wednesday

"Donald John Trump, by causing such harm to the society of the United States is unfit to be president and warrants impeachment, trial and removal from office", Green said as he introduced the articles of impeachment, according to report from CNN.

And Green said three Democrats are asking to meet with him in an apparent effort to dissuade him from bringing up the vote.

While Green is not the only member of Congress to have drafted articles of impeachment, he could become the first lawmaker to trigger a vote Wednesday. Minority Leader Nancy PelosiNancy Patricia D'Alesandro PelosiRight scrambles GOP budget strategy Dem rep Moulton calls on Franken to resign Mark Mellman: History's judgment MORE (D-Calif.) and other senior Democrats believe that talk of impeachment at this point is premature, citing the ongoing special counsel probe into Trump campaign contacts with the Russian government.

All in all, it was a politically inept decision on Green's part.

"Democrats are firmly focused on taking real, effective steps to improve the lives of hard-working Americans and defeating Republicans' cruel barrage of attacks on the middle class", Pelosi and Hoyer said in a joint statement.

President Donald Trump speaks in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House Wednesday Dec. 6 2017 in Washington
President Donald Trump speaks in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House Wednesday Dec. 6 2017 in Washington

Green's resolution is expected to fail, given widespread opposition among Republicans and most Democrats.

Green's impeachment articles cite incidents including Trump's defense of protesters after a rally of white supremacists at this year's riot in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Lawmakers voted down a procedural measure that would have led to a vote on the privileged resolution, 364-58, Fox News reported. It is not about Republicans, it is about the fate of our Republic.

At least a handful of fellow Democrats may vote for Green's resolution. The articles also mention Trump's comments regarding NFL protests during the National Anthem, and the anti-Muslim videos he retweeted on November 29.

"The question isn't whether we have a bigot as president", Green wrote in his letter, according to NPR. It divides and damages the social fabric of our country in ways that obstruction of justice can not.

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