- Rep. Al Green has attempted to impeach President Trump for a third time.
- The House of Representatives voted against impeachment 332-95-1.
- The congressman is likely just seeking attention and doesn't actually believe Congress will impeach and convict the president.
Rep. Al Green, a Democrat from Texas, has once again attempted to impeach the President. This is the third time Congressman Green has tried to impeach President Trump, and this is the third time the House of Representatives has overwhelmingly voted against him.
On Wednesday the House voted 332-95-1 against introducing articles of impeachment against Trump, something the President took note of, tweeting, “The United States House of Representatives has just overwhelmingly voted to kill the Resolution on Impeachment, 332-95-1. This is perhaps the most ridiculous and time consuming project I have ever had to work on. Impeachment of your President, who has led the Greatest Economic BOOM in the history of our Country, the best job numbers, biggest tax reduction, rebuilt military and much more, is now OVER. This should never be allowed to happen to another President of the United States again!”
Despite the overwhelming opposition to impeachment among his fellow congressman, Green claimed that, “The president, at some point, will be impeached…people are starting to pay attention.” Green isn’t the only Congressman who is actively fighting for impeachment. In June Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez tweeted, “Opening an impeachment inquiry is exactly what we must do when the President obstructs justice, advises witnesses to ignore legal subpoenas, & more.”
As things stand it seems incredibly unlikely the House would impeach President Trump, and if the House did somehow vote for impeachment, it’s even more unlikely that the Republican controlled Senate would vote to convict Trump. This raises the question, “Why do congressman keep bringing forth resolutions to introduce articles of impeachment?” The most likely reason is that they simply want attention. It’s unlikely Green actually believe there’s a chance Trump could be impeached, he simply wants the media coverage.
It is true that the likelihood of the President’s impeachment could change if new facts are discovered. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who voted against impeachment, recently stated, “we have six committees that are working on following the facts in terms of any abuse of power, obstruction of justice and the rest that the president may have engaged in.” If new facts are revealed regarding the president abusing power and obstructing justice impeachment may be a real possibility. However, as things stand now, impeachment just isn’t plausible.
These congressman that are repeatedly pushing for impeachment are doing nothing but wasting Congress’s time, just to get a moment in the fleeting spotlight of national politics.