Another Failed Attempt to Impeach Trump 👎🏼

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What happened?

Tuesday evening, Rep. Al Green (D-TX) introduced an impeachment bill against President Trump. Through a mechanism known as a privileged resolution, he forced a House vote on this measure, which took place on Wednesday. Green stated that he had introduced the bill in response to Trump’s controversial “go back” tweets, saying that the president needs to learn to “perceive boundaries.” The vote was 332 - 95 to table the measure.  

What's special about this time?

This is Green’s third time forcing an impeachment vote, but only the first vote to take place with Democrats in control of the House. 


LEANING RIGHT:

Daily Caller: House tables vote to consider articles of impeachment for Trump

Washington Examiner: Impeachment vote a warning -- to Trump and Pelosi

Right-leaning sources tend to describe the Democratic Party as being divided over the impeachment resolution. Many focus on Green’s reasons for demanding impeachment, with much of the discussion being drawn back to Trump’s tweet. Some sources declare Green’s arguments as “non-serious” or lacking in evidence, pointing out that the Democrats’ 95 votes for impeachment, despite the case for it being so insignificant, goes on to show their unreasonable hostility towards the President. 

LEANING LEFT:

CBS News: House votes down rogue effort to impeach Trump

HuffPost: House votes to table Trump impeachment resolution

Left-leaning sources typically explain the failed measure by bringing up Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) statement that there are currently “six committees who are working on following the facts in terms of any abuse of power, obstruction of justice and the rest that the president may have engaged in,” the proceedings of which may be negatively affected by the launch of an impeachment inquiry. These sources say that the Democrats, while united in belief and ideology, are not in complete agreement over method. 


Where's the common ground?

Both sides see Green’s goal of immediate impeachment on the basis of the President’s tweets as a premature approach to the subject, especially in light of recent divisive events as well as Robert Mueller’s testimony, which is happening next week.

Hold your horses, Green.

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