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2017-12-07 Home Front: Politix
U.S. Rep. Al Green push for Trump's impeachment dies in lopsided 364-58 vote
More on this story from yesterday.
[Texas Tribune] U.S. Rep. Al Green's effort to push the U.S. House to vote to impeach President Donald Trump quickly died Wednesday under bipartisan criticism for the Houston Democrat's move.

Hours after he stood in front of a nearly empty House chamber to introduce articles of impeachment, Green sat alone in the middle of the chamber as the House voted 364-58 on a "motion to table" the resolution, effectively killing it.

Democratic Texans largely joined their Republican colleagues in supporting the motion to table Green's resolution. Of 36 Texans in the U.S. House, only Lloyd Doggett of Austin, Filemon Vela of Brownsville and Sheila Jackson Lee of Houston, all Democrats, joined Green in voting against the measure to table. U.S. Reps. Marc Veasey, D-Fort Worth, and Joaquin Castro, D-San Antonio, were among four House members who voted present.

Green’s articles of impeachment accused Trump of committing "high misdemeanors" while in office and asserted he is "unfit to be President." Yet his resolution did not touch on Russia or that country's potential interference in the 2016 elections, the issue that some Democrats have argued could warrant an impeachment vote in the future following the conclusion of an ongoing investigation by U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller.
Posted by Besoeker 2017-12-07 00:53|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6476 views ]  Top

#1 The 58 idiots that voted for impeachment are your lawmakers that know nothing about the law.

Think about that as "representation".
Posted by newc 2017-12-07 01:19||   2017-12-07 01:19|| Front Page Top

#2 He got his moment of notoriety. Now go get us sammiches, bitch
Posted by Frank G 2017-12-07 07:17||   2017-12-07 07:17|| Front Page Top

#3 As long as the market is booming it will be very difficult to garner support for an impeachment. Like the rest of us, sleazy politicians have to put there money somewhere. Killing the goose that lays the golden eggs is not really a sound business decision.
Posted by Besoeker 2017-12-07 08:26||   2017-12-07 08:26|| Front Page Top

#4 Democratic Texans largely joined their Republican colleagues in supporting the motion to table

In the resurgence of the post Civil War period, the party of the Klan refused to provide the Army funding for nearly a year, till the Apaches hit Texas again, and suddenly them Texas Donks needed to protect their phoney baloney jobs. The Army got funding. Going after Trump would dump the market and hammer businesses that are enjoying a prosperity they haven't seen in over 8 years. Its' the economy stupid.
Posted by Procopius2k 2017-12-07 08:45||   2017-12-07 08:45|| Front Page Top

#5 I'm ok with this. Force these fuckers to go on record with a vote.
Posted by DarthVader 2017-12-07 09:05||   2017-12-07 09:05|| Front Page Top

#6 Green is grandstanding and engaging in political harassment. Unless the Dems take control of the House or they could get enough Rinos to go along with them, this had zero chance of going anywhere.

Green has had a sexual accusation by a staffer (Lucinda Daniels) in his background. Could be others?
Posted by JohnQC 2017-12-07 09:56||   2017-12-07 09:56|| Front Page Top

#7 This is not the end. It is not the beginning of the end. It is perhaps the end of the beginning.
Posted by Iblis 2017-12-07 13:33||   2017-12-07 13:33|| Front Page Top

#8 It's the Fourth Turning, it is a painful transition for good or ill but will be resolved. We have to go through this, and other countries are in the same boat.
Posted by Alaska Paul 2017-12-07 20:19||   2017-12-07 20:19|| Front Page Top

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