Proposal To Impeach Trump Overwhelmingly Rejected
Only a few weeks after it was announced six House Democrats were introducing articles of impeachment against Donald Trump, the House of Representatives has decided to table the proposal.
Led by Democratic Representative Al Green, the impeachment attempt was sidelined through a vote of 364-58, with House Democrats siding with Republicans to defeat the measure. Only 58 Democrats supported the proposal while the others believed that it was a distraction in a Republican-controlled Congress.
“Donald John Trump, by causing such harm to the society of the United States is unfit to be president and warrants impeachment, trial and removal from office,” Green said as he introduced the articles of impeachment, according to report from CNN.
Green and his allies were criticized for the effort, with the White House labeling them as “extremists.”
“It’s disappointing that extremists in Congress still refuse to accept the President’s decisive victory in last year’s election,” spokesman Raj Shah said in a statement. “Their time would be better spent focusing on tax relief for American families and businesses, and working to fund our troops and veterans through the holiday season rather than threaten a government shutdown.”
Green’s articles of impeachment cited Trump’s offensive rhetoric directed toward racial and ethnic groups such as Latinos, Muslims, and black people in the United States. Green also referenced Trump’s remarks following the violence that took place in Charlottesville during the Unite the Right white supremacist rally, as well as his repeated criticisms of NFL players kneeling during the national anthem.