Rep. Al Green's bid to impeach Trump fails in the House

US President Donald Trump arrives to speak about tax reform legislation in St Louis Missouri

US President Donald Trump arrives to speak about tax reform legislation in St Louis Missouri

Green is using what's called a privileged resolution to bring up his bill filing articles of impeachment, which allows him to force a vote in the House within two days without having to get agreement from House Speaker Paul Ryan first. Although his speech is not criminal, it divides and damages the country, Green wrote in a letter to his colleagues, according to CNN. Politically, the vote puts rank-and-file Democrats in a tough position - between a desire to allow the investigations to run their course, the possible discomfort of moderate voters, and the demands of the anti-Trump left wing.

Watch Green introduce the resolution below.

"Now is not the time to consider articles of impeachment". Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Rep. Steny Hoyer, the second-ranking Democrat in the House, are both expected to vote to table the motion.

"Legitimate questions have been raised about his fitness to lead this nation". The leaders said Congressional inquiries and Robert Mueller's investigation into connections between Trump's campaign and Russian Federation should be allowed to continue.

The White House quickly dismissed the impeachment effort, labeling Green and his allies "extremists".

LaVar Ball says he's pulling his son, LiAngelo, out of UCLA
According to ESPN , Riley, Hill and LiAngelo Ball were subject to review for possible violations to UCLA's Student Conduct Code. President Trump , who was on a tour of Asia, personally intervened with President Xi Jinping of China to get the issue settled.

"He has harmed the society of the United States; brought shame and dishonor to the office of president of the United States; sowing discord among the people of the United States by associating the majesty and dignity of the presidency with causes rooted in white supremacy, bigotry, racism, anti-Semitism, white nationalism or neo-Nazism", Green said.

Democratic leaders have previously warned party members against enacting articles of impeachment against Trump, arguing that such a move would be premature given the ongoing investigations into the former NY businessman's election campaign and administration.

Democratic Rep. Dan Kildee of MI says Democratic lawmakers can't let themselves be drawn into a process "that's not thoughtful or complete or might not even be the conclusion we ought to draw".

House Democratic leaders aren't in favor of pushing impeachment at this point as they seek to win back the majority next year.

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