President Donald Trump speaks during a Cabinet meeting in the Cabinet Room of the White House, Tuesday, July 16, 2019, in Washington.
Photo: AP Photo/Alex Brandon
Photo: AP Photo/Alex Brandon

House blocks resolution to impeach Trump

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The measure, introduced by Rep. Al Green (D-TX), did not pass by a vote of 332 to 95.

It was put forth after the House voted mostly along party lines Tuesday to condemn "racist comments" the president made over the weekend directed at four liberal Democratic congresswomen of color.

Trump has denied the tweets, in which he told the congresswomen to "go back" to their home countries, were racist. He said Tuesday that he doesn't have "a racist bone in my body."

Green's resolution cites Trump's comments and says he's unfit to be president, according to The Associated Press

"This president has committed impeachable offenses," Green said on the House floor Wednesday morning. "Yesterday we condemned him for them. Today is our opportunity to punish him for them."

Green has twice before introduced articles of impeachment against Trump, without success. On Wednesday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi indicated she would not support his latest effort.

"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," Pelosi told reporters Wednesday. "That is the serious path we are on – not that Mr. Green is not serious, but we'll deal with that on the floor."

Green said a vote on the measure will take place Wednesday between 4 and 5 p.m.

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