US House of Representatives votes against procedural measure on Trump impeachment
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US House of Representatives votes against procedural measure on Trump impeachment

December 7, 2017

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The U.S. House of Representatives voted 364 to 58 on Wednesday against two articles constituting a procedural measure that would have led to a vote on the impeachment of President Donald Trump. U.S. Representative Al Green (D-Tex.) had filed the two impeachment articles in October.

Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) issued a joint statement after Green introduced the articles to the House on Wednesday. The statement referenced Congressional committees’ investigations on alleged coordination between Trump’s presidential campaign and Russian officials during the 2016 presidential election, saying the investigations “should be allowed to continue. Now is not the time to consider articles of impeachment.” Green’s articles did not reference the investigations.   

The articles were titled “Article I – Associating the Presidency with White Nationalism, Neo-Nazism and Hatred” and “Article II – Inciting Hatred and Hostility.” On Wednesday, Green said Trump has allegedly “undermined the integrity of his office and has sown discord among the people of the United States.” In a letter to lawmakers ahead of the vote, Green said, “What are we going to do about it? The answer is: impeachment for his high misdemeanors, which need not be a crime.”

In the articles, Green outlined incidents in which Trump made statements or took action relating to groups of people, including African-Americans, Muslims, Puerto Ricans, transgender individuals, football players and members of the Klu Klux Klan.

Sources: NPR, Fox News