Impeachment Resolution Fails in US House of Representatives

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Impeachment Resolution Fails in US House of Representatives
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Impeachment Resolution Fails in US House of Representatives
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A resolution to introduce articles of impeachment against President Trump failed in the US House of Representatives on Wednesday, 332-95. The resolution was introduced by Congressman Al Green. This is the congressman’s third attempt to impeach the president.

With each attempt at impeachment, support has been broadening among Green’s Democratic colleagues. Green’s first effort at impeachment, in December 2017, saw support from 58 Democrats. That number rose to 66 when Green re-introduced the resolution about a month later. With Wednesday’s vote, support among Democrats for the resolution has increased more than 35 percent.

“The president, at some point, will be impeached,” Green said after the vote. “People are starting to pay attention.”

Zero Republicans voted in favor of the resolution. Although, four Republicans did support a House resolution earlier this week to condemn President Trump’s comments concerning four freshman Congresswomen. Despite an attempt by GOP leadership to present a united front of support around the president, Representatives Susan Brooks, Fred Upton, Brian Fitzpatrick, and Will Hurd voted in favor of the resolution to condemn the comments.

President Trump brought up the impeachment resolution during his rally in North Carolina on Wednesday, thanking Democrats and Republicans for voted against it. He also took to Twitter to give his perspective on the matter:


Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and her three allies in the House of Representatives all voted in favor of the resolution to introduce articles of impeachment. The freshman congresswoman had this to say on Twitter about the vote:

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