Politics Why the Democrats' Vote to Impeach Trump Failed

05:26  07 december  2017
05:26  07 december  2017 Source:   Fortune

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That means that, assuming every Democrat votes for it, Trump ’s impeachment would require 24 Republican members to cross party lines — more than have ever done so in a House impeachment vote . In 1868, the House voted along party lines to impeach President Andrew Johnson.

Law Commentary. If a Christian Baker’s Rights Are Violated, We All Lose. Here’s Why . Articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump , photographed during six House Democrats ' Nov. The House voted to impeach President Andrew Johnson in 1868 and, more than 100 years later

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Rep. Al Green (D-Tex.) introduced a House resolution (H.Res. 646) to impeach President Trump on Wednesday. Representatives motioned to table the articles that claimed Trump “is unfit to be president” and should be “impeached for high misdemeanors.” The resolution was voted down by a 364-58 margin, with many members of the Democratic Party voting against Trump’s impeachment.

In his articles of impeachment, Green issued two specific articles. The first said that Trump has “harmed the society 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” on multiple occasions.

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The reason why the Democrats cannot impeach Trump is because they would likely not have the necessary votes for a successful impeachment . In 1998, Republicans controlled both Houses of Congress, and impeached Bill Clinton in the House but failed to convict him in the Senate because

How Difficult Would It Be to Impeach President Trump ? Both Clinton and Johnson were Democrats who faced a Republican-controlled Congress, and both were still acquitted in the Senate because opponents failed to gather enough votes in the upper chamber.

In Green’s second article of impeachment, the seven-term representative from Texas’ ninth district said that Trump “harmed American society by publicly casting contempt on individuals and groups, inciting hate and hostility, sowing discord among the people of the United States, on the basis of race, national origin, religion, gender, or sexual orientation.” Specifically, Green referenced the travel ban that fulfilled Trump’s campaign promise of a “complete shutdown” of Muslims entering the U.S., the banning of transgender individuals serving in the military, as well as denigrating comments he made about NFL players, Puerto Ricans, and Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-Fla.).

Green’s efforts to impeach Donald Trump failed simply because he didn’t have the votes, though some high-profile Democrats—including Jim Clyburn (D–S.C.) and Keith Ellison (D-Minn.)—did cast ballots in its favor. In all, 58 House Democrats voted for impeachment, though Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) opposed the measure. “Now is not the time to consider articles of impeachment,” said Pelosi in a joint statement issued with Steny Hoyer (D-Md.)

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Unfortunately for the Democrats and their rabid leftist base, Trump isn't going to be impeached anytime soon. Here are five reasons why . This makes sense — Democrats wouldn’t even vote to impeach Bill Clinton for clear-cut perjury.

Democrats and some Never Trump Republicans should not be expected to vote without prejudice to acquit Donald Trump . If Democrats fail to win a majority in the Senate but win the House, Trump will be impeached but not removed from office.

Another reason that Green’s effort stalled is that it superseded the efforts already underway as a part of the special counsel investigation being headed up by Robert Mueller. Despite indictments of four members of Trump’s cohort—including former national security advisor Michael Kelly—there’s speculation that what’s currently known of the investigation is only the tip of the iceberg. The most recent development is that Trump’s banking information has been subpoenaed from Deutsche Bank.

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