Only a few weeks after it was announced six House Democrats were introducing articles of impeachment against Donald Trump, the House of Representatives has chose to table the proposal.
A Democrat congressman has vowed to force a vote to impeach President Donald Trump on Wednesday, a move party leaders have long sought to block despite mounting frustration from a small group of liberal lawmakers.
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. Only 58 Democrats supported the proposal while the others believed that it was a distraction in a Republican-controlled Congress.
Bill Clinton is one of only two US presidents to have been impeached
The articles claim Trump brought shame and dishonor to the office of the president by being associated "with causes rooted in white supremacy, bigotry, racism, anti-Semitism, white nationalism, or neo-Nazism".
In a 364-58 vote, lawmakers tabled the impeachment resolution from the Texas Democrat.
"Democrats are firmly focused on taking real, effective steps to improve the lives of hard-working Americans and defeating Republicans' cruel barrage of attacks on the middle class", Pelosi and Hoyer said in a joint statement. The leaders said Congressional inquiries and Robert Mueller's investigation into connections between Trump's campaign and Russian Federation should be allowed to continue.
The resolution offered by Green states that Trump has sown discord among the people of the USA based on national origin and race. Earlier in November, she told CNN that "it's not someplace that I think we should go", when asked about impeachment proceedings.
"We ought to let Mr. Mueller complete his full investigation rather than engage in what would essentially be a public relations stunt", said Rep. Dan Kildee (D-Mich).