Representative Al Green (D, Texas) moved to impeach President Trump in the U.S. House today, drawing widespread backlash from both Republicans and Democrats.
After even Nancy Pelosi told Green to cut it out, a vote was taken. Almost 7 of every 8 representatives voted nay!
Or actually, they voted “yay” to scrap the idea. As the bill was brought to the floor, the GOP asked for a vote for the bill to taken away. The vote to table the impeachment legislation was decided in a 364-58 landslide.
More from Daily Caller:
The House of Representatives overwhelmingly rejected Texas Democratic Rep. Al Green’s bill to impeach President Donald Trump Wednesday on the House floor.
Green and five other House Democrats, introduced articles of impeachment against the president in November and listed a number of reasons they believe Trump should be impeached. He mentioned obstruction of justice, a violation of the Constitution’s foreign emoluments clause, a violation of the Constitution’s domestic emoluments clause, undermining the federal judiciary process and undermining the press.
As the bill was brought to the floor, Republicans called for a vote for the bill to be set aside. The vote to table the impeachment legislation was decided in a sweeping 364-58 vote.
Before the vote, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Minority Whip Steny Hoyer told their Democratic colleagues in the House to stop pushing articles of impeachment against Trump.
“[Trump is] unmindful of the high duties of his high office,” Green said on the House floor Wednesday before the vote. “He has brought disrepute, contempt and ridicule on the presidency… He has harmed American society by publicly casting contempt on individuals and groups.”
It is unclear weather or not Green will continue to call for Trump’s impeachment after Wednesday’s vote.
Take heart, loyal Trumpers! At least it’s not impossible for Democrats to vote in favor of Trump. This vote proved it!