Rep. Al Green (D-Texas) on Wednesday unveiled articles of impeachment against President Trump in an effort to force a House vote on removing him from office.
Green’s articles of impeachment were introduced as “privileged,” meaning that they must be considered on the House floor within two legislative days.
But when the GOP presiding officer moved to begin the process to consider the resolution less than an hour later, Green did not show up. The resolution was therefore not offered and is not getting an imminent vote.
The House GOP majority presumably would have moved to table Green’s resolution and prevented an up-or-down vote. But Green had said he would force a procedural vote to challenge the GOP’s ruling, which would have served as the first formal referendum in Congress on impeachment. (Read more from “House Democrat Unveils Articles of Impeachment Against Trump, but Misses Chance to Force Vote” HERE)