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House Blocks Dem. Rep’s Impeachment Effort

by Countable | 12.6.17

Congressman Al Green’s (D-TX) push to impeach President Donald Trump was blocked on a bipartisan basis by the House of Representatives Wednesday.

Green introduced articles of impeachment that were unrelated to alleged obstruction of justice or the ongoing investigations into his presidential campaign’s connections to Russia. Instead, the resolution focused on Trump’s failure to denounce white nationalists in Charlottesville and a variety of actions and statements Trump has made about certain groups and individuals.

Under House rules, Green’s legislation was considered a "privileged resolution" that, had the House not taken action to block it, would’ve forced an impeachment debate on the House floor after two days. Lawmakers avoided that by voting on a “motion to table” the bill, which in essence kills the proposal without giving it an opportunity to pass.

All House Republicans opposed the impeachment resolution and voted to kill it, and they were joined by 126 of the chamber’s Democrats. About one-third of House Democrats supported the effort, with 58 voting against the motion to table and another four voting present.

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  • Cynthia
    12/06/2017
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    I think impeachment should be debated but on far more than his actions with White Supremacies. It should include the Russian investigation, his attempt to obstruct justice, sexual allegations against him, acting unpresidential especially in his use the of Twitter, and more. This attempt at impeachment was weak and pointless. If your going to do it, then include it all.

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  • Steve
    12/06/2017
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    The Republican Party is supporting an idiot that is promoting 2 separate wars. Their moronic party is more important to them than America. I hope they all get exactly 1% of the votes cast in the next election.

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  • Lisa
    12/06/2017
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    All Republicans and 126 Democrats voted to shut it down. Sorry. 😂😂

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  • Dave
    12/06/2017
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    Impeachment is just a matter of time, the problem is the damage that he and the GOP are doing will take years to undo. I am hoping the family gets jail time! Things to note; in the 50’s and 60’s the house, senate and president were all controlled by the democrats. Wages were fair, GDP was the high, innovations and creativity’s was high, a lot of support programs were started, taxes on the one 1% and corporations was high, people were highly educated (GI bill), Medicare, equal rights, women became more emboldened plus also their rights and many more. Right now all is being turned back, the GOP are getting rid of or weakening taking you back to the 1929.

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  • Reabekkah
    12/06/2017
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    I feel sorry for you Republicans that pick party over Country!! You will not get my vote next term!

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  • Deirdre
    12/06/2017
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    He needs to be impeached on everything from Russia to being a sexual pervert.

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  • Laura
    12/06/2017
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    Trump has laundered money for the Russians through his real estate holdings and is treasonous from stealing the election. All of his actions have had an impact on impeachment proceedings going forward. If you do not understand this, then you are a part of the problem with what has happened to America.

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  • SirRobert
    12/06/2017
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    The impeachment vote identifies a lot of rotten eggs. When people die because they don’t have healthcare, when people loose their homes to taxes, when billions of dollars are used not to feed the hungry but to build a wall then every corrupt politician that supports Trump and the Republican tax scam will hear the voice of the people. Election Day gets closer every day!

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  • Cluz1babe
    12/06/2017
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    I wish all the current GoP supporting 45 could be impeached and imprisoned. Followed by all the laws and bills passed by them, being overturned.

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  • Marni
    12/07/2017
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    All Dems should have voted for Impeachment today.

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  • Richard
    12/06/2017
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    Please take action to impeach this vile man

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  • Countryfirst
    12/06/2017
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    Impeachment is inevitable and hopefully his sons and biggest supporting cast will end up jail! CORRUPT and EVIL people..treasonous behavior cannot go unpunished!

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  • Azrael
    12/06/2017
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    Impeachment is entirely too kind Imprisonment is better

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  • Ryan
    12/06/2017
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    He will never be impeached. Dems can quit wasting money on trying to impeach him and just start working with the Republicans. When Obama was in office, Republicans worked with Democrats. So thankful for god, family, and country made first again! #MAGA

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  • Gregory
    12/07/2017
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    This is stupid and those want to impeach Trump are even more stupid. Trump has done a great job and we should be singing his praise instead of trying to condemn him.

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  • Christiane
    12/06/2017
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    Really his behavior and words on these matters should be enough. It has to be political, that Dems are awaiting the outcome of the Russia/conspiracy investigations, to get Rs on board with impeachment... I guess?

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  • I.Got.an.Idea...
    12/06/2017
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    I am in hopes that this was blocked due to knowledge of far more serious crimes that they can use against this Russian Czar wannabe......

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  • Jaia
    12/07/2017
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    I support impeachment efforts of Trump on the grounds of mental instability, destruction of natural resources, abuse of power, misogyny, stupidity....

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  • Daniel
    12/07/2017
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    It's silly fantasizing about collusion, there wasn't any. Trump is unorthodox to say the least but he is nowhere worthy of impeachment. Besides impeachment is not going to remove him from office. That would take 2/3 vote from the Senate. Our forefathers set it up that way so witch huts like this wouldn't work.

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  • Christine
    12/06/2017
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    Tick tock, just a mater of time for the time to be” right.”

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