Nearly 60 Democratic lawmakers voted to advance a resolution to impeach President Donald Trump but the bill ultimately fell far short of passing.
Fifty-eight Democrats voted to advance the impeachment resolution after Texas Democrat Al Green forced a House vote. Another four Democrats voted present.
The House voted 364-58 to table the bill.
Green’s articles of impeachment did not accuse Trump of committing a crime but rather argued that Trump has “brought disrepute, contempt, ridicule and disgrace on the presidency” and “sown discord among the people of the United States.”
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Minority Whip Steny Hoyer said it is premature to impeach Trump.
“Right now, Congressional committees continue to be deeply engaged in investigations into the President’s actions both before and after his inauguration. The special counsel’s investigation is moving forward as well, and those inquiries should be allowed to continue,” they said in a statement.
“Now is not the time to consider articles of impeachment,” they wrote.
“This is not about Democrats, it is about democracy. It is not about Republicans, it is about the fate of our Republic,” Green wrote to colleagues Tuesday. “May everyone vote their conscience knowing that history will judge us all.”
Here are all the Democrats who voted no on the move to table the bill and in favor of advancing the bill:
Here are House Dems who supported beginning debate on Trump’s impeachment pic.twitter.com/eCpyurD429
— John Bresnahan (@BresPolitico) December 6, 2017