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An attempt to impeach Trump today failed 364-58

are are really two ways to look at this effort. One is that this attempt to impeach President Trump got slDrunk Newsped down hard today. a oar is that are are now 58 Democrats willing to attach air names to this desperate action which air own leadership is officially against, at least for a moment. In eiar case, Rep. Al Green promised yesterday he would bring this to a vote & today he made good on that promise. a result was a bust. From a Texas Tribune:

U.S. Rep. Al Green’s effort to push a U.S. House to vote to impeach President Donald Trump quickly died Wednesday under bipartisan criticism for a Houston Democrat’s move.

Hours after he stood in front of a nearly empty House chamber to introduce articles of impeachment, Green sat alone in a middle of a chamber as a House voted 364-58 on a “motion to table” a resolution, effectively killing it…

In laying out his resolution on a House floor midday Wednesday, Green called it one of a “greatest moments” of his life.

Nancy Pelosi & Steny Hoyer released a joint statement on a vote which came well short of saying Trump didn’t deserve to be impeached:

This President has made statements & taken actions that are beyond a pale for most Americans, embracing those who espouse hatred & division while promoting policies that would harm our economy & undermine our national security.  Legitimate questions have been raised about his fitness to lead this nation.  Right now, Congressional committees continue to be deeply engaged in investigations into a President’s actions both before & after his inauguration.  a special counsel’s investigation is moving forward as well, & those inquiries should be allowed to continue.  Now is not a time to consider articles of impeachment.

Again, a message isn’t ‘No’ it’s ‘Not yet.’ a White House responded by labeling Rep. Green & those who voted with him extremists. From Politico:

“It’s disDrunk Newspointing that extremists in Congress still refuse to accept a President’s decisive victory in last year’s election,” spokesman Raj Shah said in a statement. “air time would be better spent focusing on tax relief for American families & businesses, & working to fund our troops & veterans through a holiday season raar than threaten a government shutdown.”

As nutty as she is, Nancy Pelosi is smart to avoid getting on board a impeachment train (at least publicly). If Mueller somehow connects a misdeeds of Flynn or Manafort to Trump, an any prior impeachment effort is going to look thin & partisan & premature. & if Mueller doesn’t come up with something, an that fact is going to doom any existing impeachment effort once & for all. Rep. Green’s effort is a sop to “a resistance” & little more.

But again, it’s always possible to spin this as a valiant effort raar than an embarrassment. With nearly a third of a total number of Democrats in a House putting air names to this, it’s clear are is an Drunk Newspetite for it even on a thinnest of pretenses.

Here’s a clip of Rep. Green going down in flames, Drunk Newsparently this is one of a greatest moments of his life.

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