This won’t end well for the Dems.
Via Chicago Tribune:
House lawmakers will take their first vote on whether to impeach President Donald Trump this week if a Texas Democrat follows through on plans he announced to colleagues Tuesday.
Rep. Al Green, D-Texas, said in a memo to fellow lawmakers that he planned to bring articles of impeachment to the House floor on Wednesday as a “privileged resolution,” one that would be entitled to a vote within two days under House rules.
Green has discussed impeaching Trump since the spring and previously filed impeachment articles in October, nearly forcing a vote at that time before House Democratic leaders convinced him to temporarily abandon the effort. Now Green says the time has come for his colleagues to weigh in.
In his memo circulated Tuesday, Green shared information on the impeachment process, the history of impeachment efforts and the nature of his charges.
Update: Feel good story of the day.
Via Daily Caller:
The House of Representatives overwhelmingly rejected Texas Democratic Rep. Al Green’s bill to impeach President Donald Trump Wednesday on the House floor.
Green and five other House Democrats, introduced articles of impeachment against the president in November and listed a number of reasons they believe Trump should be impeached. He mentioned obstruction of justice, a violation of the Constitution’s foreign emoluments clause, a violation of the Constitution’s domestic emoluments clause, undermining the federal judiciary process and undermining the press.
As the bill was brought to the floor, Republicans called for a vote for the bill to be set aside. The vote to table the impeachment legislation was decided in a sweeping 364-58 vote.
Before the vote, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Minority Whip Steny Hoyer told their Democratic colleagues in the House to stop pushing articles of impeachment against Trump.