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PoliticsHouse Democrat’s Bid to Impeach Trump Is Expected to Be Rebuffed

22:20  17 july  2019
22:20  17 july  2019 Source:   bloomberg.com

House set to block maverick Dem's Trump impeachment effort

House set to block maverick Dem's Trump impeachment effort The House prepared Wednesday to easily derail a maverick Democrat's drive to impeach President Donald Trump for his recent racial insults against lawmakers of color , an effort that party leaders consider a premature exercise that needlessly forces vulnerable swing-district lawmakers to cast a perilous and divisive vote. Even facing certain defeat, the resolution by Texas Rep. Al Green risked deepening Democrats' already raw rift over how aggressively to pursue impeaching Trump in the shadow of the 2020 elections.

House Democrat’s Bid to Impeach Trump Is Expected to Be Rebuffed© Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call Rep. Al Green, D-Texas, attends a demonstration on the East Front of the Capitol after the House Democrats' sit-in ended on the floor, June 23, 2016.

(Bloomberg) -- The House is preparing to act Wednesday on a bid to impeach President Donald Trump that’s unlikely to advance amid resistance from Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other Democratic leaders.

Democratic Representative Al Green of Texas is seeking to impeach the president over his tweets against four freshman House Democrats, all women of color, and other comments denounced as racist. It is Green’s third attempt to get a vote on articles of impeachment against Trump; the first two were rejected by lopsided margins, with many Democrats joining Republicans in opposition.

Trump slams impeachment vote as 'most ridiculous project' after House tables measure

Trump slams impeachment vote as 'most ridiculous project' after House tables measure President Trump on Wednesday declared a House vote to table articles of impeachment against him should be the "end of it," calling it "the most ridiculous project."Trump assailed the measure, brought to the floor by Rep. Al Green (D-Texas), shortly after landing in North Carolina where is set to hold a campaign rally. He incorrectly claimed the effort to impeach him is "over," and suggested no other president should have to face such a vote. "We've just received an overwhelming vote against impeachment and that's the end of it," Trump said. "It's time to get back to work.

“We will deal with it on the floor,” Pelosi told reporters at a news conference Wednesday.

The speaker has previously said that a number of Trump’s actions could be impeachable, but she has urged caution and patience while House committees continue their investigations.

Earlier: Pelosi Sees Trump ‘Cover-Up’ Yet Balks at Impeaching. Here’s Why

“We have six committees that are working on following the facts in terms of any abuse of power, obstruction of power, and the rest, that the president may have engaged in,” Pelosi said Wednesday. “That is the serious path we are on.”

More than 70 Democrats have said they support impeachment, but most of those discussions have focused on potential abuses of presidential power and findings in former Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report.

Trump holds 'MAGA' rally in North Carolina after feuds with House Dem 'squad,' Pelosi

Trump holds 'MAGA' rally in North Carolina after feuds with House Dem 'squad,' Pelosi President Trump took the stage Wednesday night in Greenville, North Carolina, for a "Make America Great Again" campaign rally -- his first since a developing feud with progressive Democrats, and a string of comments they slammed as "racist." require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.

“I think this is an enough-is-enough situation,” said Green. His resolution asserts that Trump is “unfit to represent the American values of decency and morality, respectability and civility, honesty and propriety, reputability and integrity.”

He said the timing of such floor action, a day after the House voted to condemn Trump’s remarks, makes sense -- even though many Democrats are waiting for Mueller to testify to two House committees next week.

“We’ll go where the facts will lead us,” said Pelosi of California.

To contact the reporters on this story: Billy House in Washington at [email protected];Erik Wasson in Washington at [email protected]

To contact the editors responsible for this story: Joe Sobczyk at [email protected], Laurie Asséo

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