Pelosi Tells Dems To Stop Pushing Impeachment Bills Against Trump

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Robert Donachie Capitol Hill and Health Care Reporter
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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Minority Whip Steny Hoyer are telling their Democratic colleagues in the House to stop pushing articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump.

“The President has made statements and taken actions that are beyond the pale for most Americans, embracing those who espouse hatred and division while promoting policies that would harm our economy and undermine our national security,” Pelosi and Hoyer wrote in a statement Wednesday. Despite these concerns, the minority leader said, “Now is not the time to consider articles of impeachment.”

Rep. Al Green of Texas brought forth his promised articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump on the House floor Wednesday, but lawmakers overwhelmingly shot it down in favor of dealing with other legislative priorities.

The congressman listed a number of charges against the president, including obstruction of justice, a violation of the Constitution’s foreign emoluments clause, a violation of the Constitution’s domestic emoluments clause, undermining the federal judiciary process and undermining the press.

Green said the president has betrayed his trust to the American people, is unfit to serve and warrants impeachment and removal from office.

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