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Politics Why the Democrats' Vote to Impeach Trump Failed

05:26  07 december  2017
05:26  07 december  2017 Source:   fortune.com

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646) to impeach President Trump on Wednesday. Representatives motioned to table the articles that claimed Trump “is unfit to be president” and should be Green’s efforts to impeach Donald Trump failed simply because he didn’t have the votes , though some high-profile Democrats —including Jim

646) to impeach President Trump on Wednesday. Representatives motioned to table the articles that claimed Trump “is unfit to be president” and should be Green’s efforts to impeach Donald Trump failed simply because he didn’t have the votes , though some high-profile Democrats —including Jim

a close up of Donald Trump wearing a suit and tie © Photograph by Saul Loeb—AFP/Getty Images

Rep. Al Green (D-Tex.) introduced a House resolution (H.Res. 646) to impeach President Trump on Wednesday. Representatives motioned to table the articles that claimed Trump “is unfit to be president” and should be “impeached for high misdemeanors.” The resolution was voted down by a 364-58 margin, with many members of the Democratic Party voting against Trump’s impeachment.

In his articles of impeachment, Green issued two specific articles. The first said that Trump has “harmed the society of the United States… by associating the majesty and dignity of the presidency with causes rooted in white supremacy, bigotry, racism, anti-Semitism, white nationalism, or neo-Nazism” on multiple occasions.

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House Democrats overwhelmingly joined Republicans on Wednesday to defeat an attempt to impeach President Donald Trump . But 58 Democrats supported the bid to consider impeachment over the objections of House Democratic leaders, who viewed the measure as a distraction in a

Donald Trump : ‘If I ever got impeached , I think the market would crash, I think everybody would be very poor.’ Democrats are already fired up to vote in November, he added. “It’s Republicans who need to be ginned up. So the consequences would be asymmetrical and not in the Democrats ’ favour.

In Green’s second article of impeachment, the seven-term representative from Texas’ ninth district said that Trump “harmed American society by publicly casting contempt on individuals and groups, inciting hate and hostility, sowing discord among the people of the United States, on the basis of race, national origin, religion, gender, or sexual orientation.” Specifically, Green referenced the travel ban that fulfilled Trump’s campaign promise of a “complete shutdown” of Muslims entering the U.S., the banning of transgender individuals serving in the military, as well as denigrating comments he made about NFL players, Puerto Ricans, and Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-Fla.).

Green’s efforts to impeach Donald Trump failed simply because he didn’t have the votes, though some high-profile Democrats—including Jim Clyburn (D–S.C.) and Keith Ellison (D-Minn.)—did cast ballots in its favor. In all, 58 House Democrats voted for impeachment, though Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) opposed the measure. “Now is not the time to consider articles of impeachment,” said Pelosi in a joint statement issued with Steny Hoyer (D-Md.)

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Formal efforts to start the process of impeachment against U.S. President Donald Trump , who took office in 2017, have been initiated by Representatives Al Green and Brad Sherman, both Democrats .

Democrats may be underestimating President Trump ’s continued support within his own party, and the growing sense of injustice among Republicans. The House can vote to impeach by a simple majority, but it would require a two-thirds vote in the Senate after a trial to actually send the president

Another reason that Green’s effort stalled is that it superseded the efforts already underway as a part of the special counsel investigation being headed up by Robert Mueller. Despite indictments of four members of Trump’s cohort—including former national security advisor Michael Kelly—there’s speculation that what’s currently known of the investigation is only the tip of the iceberg. The most recent development is that Trump’s banking information has been subpoenaed from Deutsche Bank.

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