USA lawmakers deny Democrat's bid to impeach Trump

USA lawmakers deny Democrat's bid to impeach Trump

A Democrat congressman has vowed to force a vote to impeach President Donald Trump on Wednesday, a move party leaders have long sought to block despite mounting frustration from a small group of liberal lawmakers.

Green will use that process to make the House consider his articles of impeachment, which argue that Trump has "brought shame and dishonor to the office of the president" by "sowing discord among the people of the United States".

Democratic leaders are expected to oppose Green's resolution, but aides said they aren't whipping rank-and-file members on the measure.

Last month, a group of six Democrats, including Green, unveiled articles of impeachment accusing Trump of obstructing justice when firing former FBI Director James Comey; violating the Constitution's emoluments clause; and undermining the independence of the federal judiciary and freedom of the press.

All in all, it was a politically inept decision on Green's part.

According to CNBC, Green said Trump is "unmindful of the high duties of his high office and the dignity and properties thereof".

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Shortly before the vote, Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Minority Whip Steny Hoyer said there are "legitimate questions" raised about Trump's fitness to lead the country. "It is not about Republicans, it is about the fate of our Republic", Green wrote to colleagues Tuesday.

"The special counsel's investigation is moving forward as well, and those inquiries should be allowed to continue", she added, referring to Robert Mueller.

It remains highly unlikely that the majority of House representatives will vote to impeach Trump, as it would be necessary for the motion to be passed onto the Senate for a two-thirds vote.

At least a handful of fellow Democrats may vote for Green's resolution. It divides and damages the social fabric of our country in ways that obstruction of justice can not.

"Tomorrow we will bring Articles of Impeachment to the floor of the Congress of the United States of America for a vote", Green said Tuesday morning on the House floor, announcing that "three prominent Democrats" have asked to meet with him to discuss impeachment.

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