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    Trump Impeachment Vote Shot Down

    Trump impeachment vote shot down as majority of House Democrats join Republicans to kill resolution | The Independent

    The US House of Representatives has shot down the first formal attempt to impeach President Donald Trump.

    A bipartisan majority of legislators voted to "table," or kill, the articles of impeachment introduced by Representative Al Green of Texas. One hundred and twenty-seven of the 194 Democrats in the House voted to table the resolution.

    Mr Green forced a vote on the articles on Wednesday, claiming Mr Trump’s actions in office have amounted to “high misdemeanours,” if not crimes. The Representative claimed these misdemeanours stem from Mr Trump’s “bigotry, hatred and hostility”.

    Trump's impeachment 'closer than we think', says Republican strategist
    Announcing his motion in a letter to his House colleagues, Mr Green wrote: “The question isn’t whether we have a bigot as President, the question is: What are we going to do about it?”

    “The answer is: Impeachment for high misdemeanours, which need not be a crime,” he concluded.

    Even if it made it to the House floor, Mr Green's resolution was widely expected to fail a vote in the Republican-controlled body. Impeachment requires a majority vote in the House and a two-thirds vote in the Senate, which is also controlled by Republicans.
    Mr Green initially filed his articles of impeachment in October, but was convinced to drop the effort by his fellow Democrats. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Minority Whip Steny Hoyer both discouraged Democrats from supporting Mr Green's latest attempt, saying in a rare joint statement that "now is not the time to consider articles of impeachment".

    The Democratic leaders acknowledged that Mr Trump had "made statements and taken actions that are beyond the pale for most Americans". But they urged legislators to focus on policy issues, such as the Republican tax plan currently before them.

    “Congress faces a vast set of urgent, overdue priorities for the American people," they said. "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."
    Where do I start... unfreakingbelievable. For God's sake even Nancy Pelosi said to can it.
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    Yeah...it was a pretty silly stunt as it really didn't have legs.
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    This was a dumb, waste-of-time political statement, but your OP does beg the question: Why is it unfreakingbelievable?

    Forget about Trump for a moment, assume he has nothing at all to do with the situation.

    Why is it such a grave matter to impeach the president? Any president. Canada and the UK see the head of government forced out on a relatively routine basis. Most Western democracies do. Until Shinzo Abe, and well, that's awkward, but until he took power, Japan was NOTORIOUS for it. Head of state is another matter, but in most of those countries the head of state has an advisory role, and in the case of the UK and especially Canada that's a pure figurehead.

    Just because we have chosen to combine the two, does that really need to make the removal of the officeholder from power because he's really bad at his job or simply not popular --- again, stop thinking about Trump for a moment --- the worst thing in the world? Why? The line of succession is established and secure down a loooong ladder. All of the top rungs were people who had to win election for something, and the second rung in almost all cases is also elected nationwide.

    It just doesn't make any sense to me...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pureinheart View Post
    Trump impeachment vote shot down as majority of House Democrats join Republicans to kill resolution | The Independent





    Where do I start... unfreakingbelievable. For God's sake even Nancy Pelosi said to can it.
    When the democrats go too far even for Nancy Pelosi that's when you know you've officially flown over to the cuckoo cuckoo nest.
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    These DIM POLITICIANS are fucking dumbasses. You lost the election. You are losers. Hillary is a loser. These DIM POLITICIANS refuse to accept the results of the election. DIM POLITICIANS don’t get to impeach a President just because you lost an election.

    PLEASE NOTE I SAID DIM POLITICIANS. THIS POST IN NO WAY IS REFERENCING PH POSTERS.

    I hope that is clear enough for some here.
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    Poor, poor, PH members.
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    It's not time yet. We need to wait for all the evidence to get out there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goofball View Post
    These DIM POLITICIANS are fucking dumbasses. You lost the election. You are losers. Hillary is a loser. These DIM POLITICIANS refuse to accept the results of the election. DIM POLITICIANS don’t get to impeach a President just because you lost an election.

    PLEASE NOTE I SAID DIM POLITICIANS. THIS POST IN NO WAY IS REFERENCING PH POSTERS.

    I hope that is clear enough for some here.
    You are the ones that keep bringing up the election. This President is in Hot Water. This President has proven his incompetence. He admitted to Sexual Assault. His Son couldn't answer questions in regard to conversations he had with Daddy over Russia. The walls are closing in.

    The fact that we brought up a vote for Impeachment in his first year just shows how bad the situation is. When you are recognized as the Child Molester Party it can't get any worse. What a Shit Show.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EnigmaO01 View Post
    It's not time yet. We need to wait for all the evidence to get out there.
    Or at least some evidence.


    These DIM POLITICIANS are dumbasses.

    Please take note I am talking about the dumbass DIM POLITICIANS who pushed this vote, not any PH member.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HadEnough2 View Post
    You are the ones that keep bringing up the election. This President is in Hot Water. This President has proven his incompetence. He admitted to Sexual Assault. His Son couldn't answer questions in regard to conversations he had with Daddy over Russia. The walls are closing in.

    The fact that we brought up a vote for Impeachment in his first year just shows how bad the situation is. When you are recognized as the Child Molester Party it can't get any worse. What a Shit Show.
    He is not incompetent at all.

    You just don't like his policies, that is not incompetence.

    And now he is a child molester?

    lol

    Hint: Even child molesters can be competent at their jobs.

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