It finally happened! Liberals and the Democratic left have been shut down by the House on the bogus impeachment attempts. That’s right, as of December 6th a House vote of 364-58 crushed the baseless “articles of impeachment” that had previously been presented by Democratic Texas Rep Al Green, who based his attempt to impeach Trump on his own assumption that President Trump is a racist. Green really isn’t one to point that finger of accusations in the first place under the circumstances of his less than racially-inclusive remarks over the years.
Ironically many of the Democrats that have pushed back at Trump since the election actually took a stand and shut down the time wasting of the impeachment vote.
Pelosi stated that “now is not the time to consider impeachment.” While Spokesman Raj Shah said, “It’s disappointing that extremists in Congress still refuse to accept the President’s decisive victory in last year’s election. Their time would be better spent focusing on tax relief for American families and businesses, and working to fund our troops and veterans through the holiday season rather than threaten a government shutdown.”
Pelosi went on to urge and almost beg her Democratic allies to shut down and stop the impeachment nonsense. She has clearly come to terms, at least partially, that Trump is here to stay and it may be best to make the best out of it.
According to Politico :
House Democrats overwhelmingly joined Republicans on Wednesday to defeat an attempt to impeach President Donald Trump. But 58 Democrats supported the bid to consider impeachment over the objections of House Democratic leaders, who viewed the measure as a distraction in a Republican-controlled Congress.
The motion to sideline the measure — killing the effort — was approved 364-58, with four Democrats voting present.
The vote was forced by Rep. Al Green (D-Texas), who introduced articles of impeachment describing Trump as a bigot who incites hate and has demeaned the presidency.
“Donald John Trump, by causing such harm to the society of the United States is unfit to be president and warrants impeachment, trial and removal from office,” Green said on the House floor as he introduced the articles.
But Green, a seven-term, Houston-area lawmaker, said his conscience compelled him to push forward with the measure, even though he acknowledged he was unlikely to succeed.
“Now is not the time to consider articles of impeachment,” Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi and Minority Whip Steny Hoyer said in a joint statement, shortly after Green introduced his articles of impeachment.
The White House quickly dismissed the effort, labeling Green and his allies “extremists.”
“It’s disappointing that extremists in Congress still refuse to accept the President’s decisive victory in last year’s election,” spokesman Raj Shah said in a statement. “Their time would be better spent focusing on tax relief for American families and businesses, and working to fund our troops and veterans through the holiday season rather than threaten a government shutdown.”
Pelosi and her top allies urged Democrats to help bottle up the measure during a closed-door caucus meeting on Wednesday morning.
But Green offered the proposal as a so-called privileged motion, a procedural tactic that allows a single member to force a vote. He had flirted with forcing a vote on articles of impeachment in October but backed away amid pressure from Democratic leaders at the time. Republican leaders then moved to “table” the motion, a procedural step to bottle it up indefinitely.
Green’s articles of impeachment cite Trump’s remarks in the aftermath of a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, as well as his attacks on Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-Fla.) and his repeated criticism of NFL players who have protested abuses by police officers by kneeling during the national anthem.
“Friends, whether we like it or not, we now have a bigot in the White House who incites hatred and hostility,” he wrote in a letter to colleagues on Tuesday.
Democrats are losing at every turn, and it is actually refreshing to see some of the worst of their kind finally standing up and saying that enough is enough. Put aside the petty crap, and lets get back to real business. Lets just hope this fad continues on into everything else that Trump is trying to do to better our country. It would be amazing if they would stop trying to put a wrench in every cog he tries to replace in this broken down machine that we were left with after eight year of Obama’s tyranny.
H/T [ Politico ]