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House Rejects Trump Impeachment

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By    |   Wednesday, 06 Dec 2017 04:00 PM

The House on Wednesday rejected a resolution from Rep. Al Green, D-Texas, to impeach President Donald Trump, The Hill reports.

"The question isn't whether we have a bigot as President, the question is: What are we going to do about it?" Green wrote in a letter to House Democrats earlier this week. "The answer is: impeachment for his high misdemeanors, which need not be a crime."

Green charges that although Trump has not been convicted of a crime, his rhetoric in the wake of the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, his retweeting anti-Muslim videos from a British nationalist group, and his handling of Puerto Rico's hurricane response are reason enough for his impeachment.

Although Green managed to win 58 votes in support of his motion, it was opposed by 364, with many in his own party criticizing the move.

"Right now, Congressional committees continue to be deeply engaged in investigations into the President's actions both before and after his inauguration. The special counsel's investigation is moving forward as well, and those inquiries should be allowed to continue," House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and Minority Whip Steny Hoyer, D-Md., who both voted to table the resolution, despite admitting there are "legitimate questions" about Trump's "fitness to lead this nation," wrote in a statement.

"Now is not the time to consider articles of impeachment," they added.

"Electing a president of the United States is the most important act American citizens take in setting the policies of their country. That should not be overturned except for the most egregious and demonstrable facts," Hoyer told reporters this week, according to NPR. "Do we disagree with [Trump's] policies? We do. But disagreeing with the policies is not enough to overturn an election — a free and fair election — of the American people."

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Rep. Al Green, D-Texas, resolution to impeach President Donald Trump failed in the House on Wednesday as Democrats even voted against it, The Hill reported.
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