Trump Impeachment Bill Defeated

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REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

 

We ran the numbers: There are 1367 news articles covering this topic. 55% (746) are left leaning, 38% (526) center, and 7% (95) are right leaning.

In response to President Trump’s “go back” tweets, Texas Representative Al Green decided, yet again, to propose an article of impeachment on Wednesday night. Since the Charlottesville riots in 2017, Rep. Green has been trying to impeach President Trump. Each prior attempt has seen increasing support; however on Wednesday night it did not.  

With a vote of 332-95 against impeachment, Rep. Green spoke in front of the House of Representatives detailing the urgency of the matter. 

President Trump took the vote  as a victory and declared it should be the “end” what he considers a “most ridiculous project” no future president should witness.  

Throughout these past days there have been many articles published about Green’s impeachment attempt. A centrist article from  the New American details Rep. Green’s unsuccessful attempt and explains its rejection:  “… Pelosi understands that Trump’s opinions are not high crimes and misdemeanors” - a requirement of impeachment.

The left-leaning Washington Post talked about the resolution that the House of Reps. decided. Democrats echoed Speaker Pelosi’s sentiment while Republicans defended the President. Representative Dan Meuser (R) said, “This resolution is harassing the president of the United States.”


A right-leaning article by Fox News emphasized the fact that the majority of Congresspeople opposed impeachment, saying “Recent polling has shown majorities opposed impeachment. Even if the House voted to impeach Trump, which would amount to filing formal charges, the Republican-run Senate would be unlikely to remove him from office.” The article also quoted Trump’s tweet claiming that the impeachment bill was “the most ridiculous and time consuming project I have ever had to work on.”


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