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House to Vote on Articles of Impeachment

House to Vote on Articles of Impeachment

No Republicans have said that Trump ought to be removed from office and many Democrats, particularly those in the party's leadership, have said talk of impeachment is premature.

In May, Green called for the impeachment of Trump, making him the first member of Congress at the time to officially request leveling charges against the President from the House floor.

Trump's rhetoric, while not criminal, still "divides and damages the social fabric of our country in ways that obstruction of justice can not", Green wrote in his letter.

"Therefore, 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", the resolution concludes. She has also said that impeachment must be rooted in facts rather than personal opinions about the President.

The effort is certain to lose, and Democratic Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer told Democrats behind the scenes Wednesday that they will vote to table Green's resolution, according to a Democratic aide who was not authorized to publicly discuss the conversations and spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity.

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He declined to force a vote at the time he originally introduced the articles, saying he wanted to let the pubic and fellow lawmakers review them. "May everyone vote their conscience knowing that history will judge us all".

"Mr. Speaker, after 12 noon today, I will present articles of impeachment", he continued.

The resolution will surely fail, as not enough Democrats are on board and Republicans still control the House.

Reps. Seth Moulton (D., Mass.) and Jim Himes (D., Conn.) told the Wall Street Journal last month the impeachment discussions don't help Democrats in House races as they seek to win back the chamber in 2018.