Rep. Al GreenAlexander (Al) N. GreenThe Hill's 12:30 Report Dem says he will force House vote on impeachment Wednesday House Dem pledges vote to impeach Trump next week MORE (D-Texas) is seeking to force a House floor vote later Wednesday on impeaching President Trump, setting up a tougher decision for Democrats than Republicans.
Green will use that process to make the House consider his articles of impeachment, which argue that Trump has "brought shame and dishonor to the office of the president" by "sowing discord among the people of the United States".
The impeachment resolution Green circulated Tuesday does not include any allegations of obstruction of justice or other alleged crimes connected to his 2016 presidential campaign or the pending investigations into connections to Russian Federation.
All in all, it was a politically inept decision on Green's part.
The House has to approve the articles of impeachment by a simple majority before they would move on to the Senate.
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Several Dems contend that it's premature to bring articles of impeachment before special counsel Robert Mueller completes his investigation into the Kremlin's election meddling. Republicans are expected to offer a motion to table the resolution later Wednesday, effectively killing Green's resolution.
Green decided not to force a vote at the time, but he pledged to do so before the year was out, which is soon.
At least a handful of fellow Democrats may vote for Green's resolution. It does detail Trump's dalliances with the far right - including his failure to quickly denounce the white-nationalist marchers in Charlottesville - and his recent tweeting of anti-Muslim videos circulated by a British extremist group, as well as public acts and statements denigrating various groups and individuals. Republicans control the House by a comfortable margin, while even many Democrats are lukewarm or cold to the idea of impeachment.
"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.