Washington DC, July 18: The US House of Representatives voted on Wednesday to block the attempts to impeach United States President Donald Trump for his recent racial statement against lawmakers of color with a large margin.
According to ANI news reports, in the first vote that the Congress has taken towards the impeachment of Trump, all Republicans thoroughly voted against keeping the resolution alive.
Lawmakers voted 332-95 to kill the resolution, with all votes disagreeing with the measures proposed by Democrats. The resolution was introduced by Texas representative Al Green which has been killed by a 3-2 margin.
“There’s a lot of grief, from a lot of different quarters,” Green, interacting with reporters after the vote, said of a reaction he has received from colleagues. “But sometimes you just have to take a stand.”
Green’s resolution was considered as a “premature” exercise by White House speaker Nancy Pelosi and other party officials, calling it needless. “That is the serious path we’re on,” Pelosi said.
Trump, reacting to the incident, tweeted, “The United States House of Representatives has just overwhelmingly voted to kill the Resolution on Impeachment, 332-95-1. This is perhaps the most ridiculous and time-consuming project I have ever had to work on.”
He continued tweeting, “Impeachment of your President, who has led the … Greatest Economic BOOM in the history of our Country, the best job numbers, biggest tax reduction, rebuilt military and much more, is now OVER. This should never be allowed to happen to another President of the United States again!”
….Greatest Economic BOOM in the history of our Country, the best job numbers, biggest tax reduction, rebuilt military and much more, is now OVER. This should never be allowed to happen to another President of the United States again!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 17, 2019
The bid comes at times when Trump was under fire due to his Twitter outbursts against the four liberal Democratic Congresswomen – Ilhan Omar, Ayanna Pressley, Rashida Tlaib, and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez – known to be a few of strongest critics of Trump, has slammed the US president previously over his policies related to healthcare, environment, immigration, and other areas.