Rep. Al Green promised a vote on impeachment ‘before Christmas’ and, boy, did he deliver.
Yesterday, Green forced a vote on his impeachment resolution after a fiery speech accusing President Trump of ‘high misdemeanors’.
We’re not quite sure if that means ‘petty crimes’ or just ‘really bad misdemeanors’, but at any rate, the resolution went down in a ball of ignominious flames after a mere 58 Democrats were outvoted by 364 other members to table the measure without even allowing a formal floor vote.
Mad Maxine’s ramshackle bunch of impeachment hawks will, no doubt, continue the campaign in all its glory.
Here’s more from Fox News…
The House of Representatives overwhelmingly rejected an attempt to impeach President Trump after a liberal Texas congressman forced a vote on his effort.
Democratic Rep. Al Green, who has repeatedly called for the president’s removal, introduced two articles of impeachment against Trump on Wednesday.
But lawmakers immediately voted to effectively kill his resolution, with 364 voting to table it and 58 Democrats voting to move ahead.
In a dramatic speech on the floor ahead of the vote, Green called Trump “unfit” for office and accused him of “high misdemeanors.”
The symbolic vote had been expected to fail in the Republican-controlled House. It put some lawmakers in competitive districts in a tough spot by forcing them on the record about impeachment.
Lawmakers did not actually vote on the actual articles of impeachment, but on a procedural measure that would have led to a vote on them.
“As I have said before, this is not about Democrats, it is about democracy,” Green wrote in a memo to his colleagues. “It is not about Republicans, it is about the fate of our Republic. May everyone vote their conscience knowing that history will judge us all.”