Lawmakers deny bid to impeach Trump
Voted 364 to 58 in rejection of Democrat Al Green’s resolution
The US House of Representatives overwhelmingly rejected a congressman’s motion Wednesday to impeach President Trump, as Democratic Party leaders argued that now was not the time to pursue the effort.
Lawmakers voted 364 to 58 in rejection of liberal Democrat Al Green’s resolution to begin impeachment proceedings against the Republican president. The vote was not on the articles of impeachment themselves but on tabling the proposal. Green had used a so-called privileged motion to force a vote on the issue. All Republicans opposed the motion, along with 126 Democrats.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said that while Trump has made several statements and taken actions “that are beyond the pale for most Americans,” it was important to allow congressional committees probing Russian meddling in the US election and possible Trump campaign collusion to proceed with their work.
Green first introduced impeachment proceedings in October, but forced the vote on Wednesday.