58 House Dems vote for failed resolution on Trump impeachment (Axios)

58 House Dems vote for failed resolution on Trump impeachment


58 House Democrats vote on Wednesday to open debate on a motion to impeach President Trump, but the effort for Rep. Al Green of Texas was overwhelmingly rejected by a 364-58 margin.

Why it matters:

Green was the first member of Congress to advocate for Trump’s impeachment, an idea supported by 40% of Americans, according to an October


from the

Public Religion Research Institute

. House Demoratic leadership called Green’s move premature.

Key Quote:

“Now is not the time to consider articles of impeachment," Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi and Minority Whip Steny Hoyer

said in a joint statement,

moments after Green introduced his articles of impeachment.

Dig deeper:

The current list of lawmakers who want to impeach Trump.


via Axios http://bit.ly/2nsh1qB

December 6, 2017 at 12:01PM