Texas Democrat Al Green plans to force impeachment vote in House

Democrat intends to force impeachment vote against Donald Trump

A Democrat congressman has vowed to force a vote to impeach President Donald Trump

The White House dismissed the effort, telling Politico that Green and the others who voted with him are "extremists".

"In doing this, hatred disguised as acceptable political correctness has festered in our body politic and polluted our discourse to our detriment", Green said. Republicans are expected to offer a motion to table the resolution later Wednesday, effectively killing Green's resolution.

Pelosi and Hoyer say Congress faces a vast set of urgent overdue priorities and that Democrats are focused on "protecting American families" in the coming tax debate and vote.

As examples, Green's articles of impeachment cite Trump's equivocating response to the violence from a white supremacist march in Charlottesville, Va., in August, as well as his attacks on NFL players kneeling during the national anthem to protest police brutality.

"Now is not the time to consider articles of impeachment", they wrote in a statement.

However, Republicans in the House will easily table the symbolic vote, according to the website.

"Legitimate questions have been raised about his fitness to lead this nation", Pelosi and Hoyer continued.

Green added that President Trump has "sown discord among the people of the United States".

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.

Green's effort is also certain to be opposed by all Republicans.

In response, Democratic leaders resisted Green's call to action, insisting that more urgent matters warranted attention, namely the tax bill and the Russian Federation investigation. "For this reason, I will bring articles of impeachment to a vote in the House of Representatives".

The top two Democrats in the House of Representatives came out Wednesday against an effort to impeach President Trump, shortly before the House is expected to vote to kill the effort.

Representative Dan Kildee said Democratic lawmakers can not allow themselves to be drawn into a process "that's not thoughtful or complete or might not even be the conclusion we ought to draw".

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