House to Vote on Articles of Impeachment

Steyer Slams Democratic Opposition to Impeaching Trump: 'Human Beings' Outside Washington Support It

Rep. Al Green to Force Trump Impeachment Vote on Wednesday

Rep. Al Green (D-Tex.) will introduce on the house floor Wednesday to force a vote on Trump's impeachment.

A Democratic lawmaker plans on forcing the House to take up a vote on Articles of Impeachment against President Donald Trump on Wednesday.

Those comments, Green said cast "contempt on professional football players who engaged in constitutionally protected protests pertaining to allegations of police misconduct with regard to racial minorities, as well as casting contempt on the professional players' mothers by calling them mothers "bitches".

Newsweek reports that three unnamed "prominent Democrats" were dispatched Tuesday to talk to Green in an attempt to force him to change his mind on the privileged motion, to no avail.

According to Green, "This president is unfit".

Many Democrats believe it is premature to discuss impeachment.

"In doing this, hatred disguised as acceptable political correctness has festered in our body politic and polluted our discourse to our detriment". The resolution accuses Trump of "high misdemeanor", worthy of removal from office. "It causes unparalleled destruction to our society in the long- and short-term that will not easily healed".

Pushing impeachment before the investigators complete their work, they say, could undermine the prospect of bipartisan action on impeachment should the inquiries uncover compelling evidence against the president.

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has called the effort premature amid ongoing Russian Federation investigations into alleged ties between the Kremlin and Trump campaign advisers. Both remained in office after the Senate voted to impeach failed.

Only two presidents have been impeached: Andrew Johnson in 1868 and Bill Clinton in 1998.

The calls for removing Mr Trump from office have created some discord throughout the Democratic party.

House Democrats are "overwhelmingly against" bringing this motion to the floor at this time, a Democratic aide said on Tuesday. "May everyone vote their conscience knowing that history will judge us all".

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