Texas Democrat Al Green plans to force impeachment vote in House

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A handful of Democrats introduced articles of impeachment against Trump in November, the first official step in the process. The vote was not on the articles of impeachment themselves but on tabling the proposal.

However, Republicans in the House will easily table the symbolic vote, according to the website.

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.

Pelosi and Hoyer argued in their joint statement that Congress should wait for Congressional investigations and the special counsel's investigation to conclude.

"In doing this, hatred disguised as acceptable political correctness has festered in our body politic and polluted our discourse to our detriment", Green said.

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"The special counsel's investigation is moving forward as well, and those inquiries should be allowed to continue", she added, referring to Robert Mueller. Green, Texas Democrat, after Democratic leaders said Mr. Trump's actions may be upsetting to the party, but that talk of impeachment was premature.

"Now is not the time to consider articles of impeachment". Although his speech is not criminal, it divides and damages the country, Green wrote in a letter to his colleagues, according to CNN.

Democratic Rep. Dan Kildee of MI says Democratic lawmakers can't let themselves be drawn into a process "that's not thoughtful or complete or might not even be the conclusion we ought to draw".

"I love my country", Representative Al Green of Texas said in a memo to colleagues Tuesday, before adding he meant to bring articles of impeachment against a president who was "unmindful of the high duties of his high office and the dignity and properties thereof".

Lawmakers voted down a procedural measure that would have led to a vote on the privileged resolution, 364-58, Fox News reported.