Rep. Al GreenAlexander (Al) N. GreenThe Hill's 12:30 Report Dem says he will force House vote on impeachment Wednesday House Dem pledges vote to impeach Trump next week MORE (D-Texas) is seeking to force a House floor vote later Wednesday on impeaching President Trump, setting up a tougher decision for Democrats than Republicans.
And Green said three Democrats are asking to meet with him in an apparent effort to dissuade him from bringing up the vote. Green hasn't listened, though, and his aggressive support for impeachment might cause problems for Democrats in 2018. "Right now, Congressional committees continue to be deeply engaged in investigations into the President's actions both before and after his inauguration", House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Minority Whip Steny Hoyer said in a joint statement.
All in all, it was a politically inept decision on Green's part.
According to CNBC, Green said Trump is "unmindful of the high duties of his high office and the dignity and properties thereof".
Still, 58 Democrats voted to advance Mr.
Green's resolution is expected to fail, given widespread opposition among Republicans and most Democrats. I understand why many of my Democratic colleagues, including many who believe President Trump should ultimately be impeached, voted no on today's resolution.More news: Woods struggles as bogeys slow his comeback
"Now is not the time to consider articles of impeachment".
Green also has cited Trump lashing out at NFL players who kneeled during the National Anthem to protest police brutality and his Muslim travel ban. "The special counsel's investigation is moving forward as well, and those inquiries should be allowed to continue".
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".
Green's impeachment articles cite incidents including Trump's defense of protesters after a rally of white supremacists at this year's riot in Charlottesville, Virginia.
We are a long way from having the votes in Congress to impeach, a vote that must happen on a bipartisan basis.