A liberal Texas Congressman was able to force the US House to consider a bill that would have led to a vote regarding the impeachment of President Trump Wednesday, but it failed miserably, shot down in flames after receiving less than 60 votes.
According to Fox News:
“The House of Representatives overwhelmingly rejected an attempt to impeach President Trump after a liberal Texas congressman forced a vote on his effort.
Democratic Rep. Al Green, who has repeatedly called for the president’s removal, introduced two articles of impeachment against Trump on Wednesday.
But lawmakers immediately voted to effectively kill his resolution, with 364 voting to table it and 58 Democrats voting to move ahead.”
The vote was political theater and never had a chance to pass. If it had, a formal vote to decide whether or not to impeach President Trump would take place.
“In a dramatic speech on the floor ahead of the vote, Green called Trump “unfit” for office and accused him of “high misdemeanors.”
The symbolic vote had been expected to fail in the Republican-controlled House. It put some lawmakers in competitive districts in a tough spot by forcing them on the record about impeachment.
Lawmakers did not actually vote on the actual articles of impeachment, but on a procedural measure that would have led to a vote on them.”
The last President to be impeached was Bill Clinton, but he was not removed from office.