Voting prematurely forces Democrats facing re-election in tough districts to go on the record about their desire to impeach Trump, leaving them with a sort of Catch-22: If they vote to kill the resolution, they risk alienating the blue half of their voters; if they vote to proceed, they risk alienating the other half.
The effort is certain to lose.
But the process of impeaching an American president and removing him from office is complex and challenging.
This president is unfit. He has committed high misdemeanors' Green said Wednesday of Trump
"Legitimate questions have been raised about his fitness to lead this nation", Pelosi and Hoyer continued. Brian Higgins of Buffalo and Louise Slaughter of Rochester, the top Democrat on the House Rules Committee. That's because Republicans narrowly control the House and Democrats are divided on the issue.
"In his capacity as president of the United States, unmindful of the high duties of his high office and the dignity and proprieties thereof and of the harmony and courtesies necessary for stability within the society of the United States, Donald John Trump has, with his statements, done more than incite individuals and groups of Americans, more than insult individuals and groups of Americans".
Despite the concerns from fellow Democrats, Green said he is pushing impeachment now as a matter of conscience. "In doing this, hatred disguised as acceptable political correctness has festered in our body politic and polluted our discourse to our detriment". I've never hesitated to fight for our values as a representative, and I won't hesitate to fight for them as your governor. The vote Wednesday was 364-58, including "no" votes from Democratic Reps. "It divides and damages the social fabric of our country in ways that obstruction of justice cannot".
"The president is a criminal", said Rep. Luis V. Gutiérrez (D-Ill.).