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Dems launch new indictment pitch against President Trump
Republican Councilman Joe Borelli and Fox News contributor Jehmu Greene debate the merits on ‘Fox & Friends First.’
Rep. Al Green finally forced a vote on the House floor, President Trump charges, but his fellow members with an overwhelming majority rejected the efforts on Wednesday.
The two indictment raised Green were put down to 364 legislators, the vote to table, and the 58 Democrats in the vote.
In a longer statement, Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of California and democratic whip Steny Hoyer of Maryland, said, “Now is the time to consider indictment.”
Before the vote, Green, D-Texas, sharply criticized Trump, saying he was “unfit” for the office. In his memo to the legislature and plead to the indictment, Green the course of Trump’s Association with “White nationalism, Neo-Nazism and hatred” and his “incitement to hatred and hostility.”
“This is the first vote, but it will not be the last,” Green said in a statement after the vote.
What impeachment mean?
The Congress has the ability to remove a sitting President from office before his term is finished – an authority granted by the Constitution.
Together with the President and Vice-President, and all civil officers of the United States may be removed from office if indicted and convicted of bribery, treason or other serious crimes and offences according to the Constitution.
How does law enforcement work?
Article One of the Constitution grants the house of representatives the sole power of impeachment; the Senate has the sole authority to try all impeachments. If the President is tried, the Chief Justice should preside over the trial.
The house must vote, require to adopt a simple majority, the indictment. Before the vote, the House Judiciary Committee or a special Committee to examine the articles.
Six Democratic members of Congress.five articles of the impeachment of the President of trump in November, accused him of — among other things — the obstruction of justice
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The house is not charges will be able to vote, even if the Committee.
The votes should be achieved, then the house is the appointment of a member referred to the Manager as a “Prosecutor”, the method is then to the trial in the Senate. The President is able to have the defenders.
The Senate would need a two-thirds majority, in order to find the President guilty. Should this happen, if the President be removed from office and the Vice-President to the President.
Other presidents were accused of?
Only two U.S. presidents have been accused of and were not removed from office.
Andrew Johnson was accused, in the years 1868 and Bill Clinton in 1998.
During an impeachment process started against the former President Richard Nixon, he was not actually accused of. Nixon was the only President from office.
What the Democrats have to say?
Pelosi has calls out publicly against impeachment, along with most Democrats, who stayed away from Green ‘ s impeachment calls.
However, six Democrats came together, in the Nov. 15 introduction five of the indictment against Trump. Apart from the Greens, they were: Steve Cohen of Tennessee, Adriano Espaillat of New York, Marcia Fudge, of Ohio, Luis Gutierrez of Illinois and John Yarmuth of Kentucky.
Reps., Luis Gutierrez, Al Green, Steve Cohen, and Adriano Espaillat speaking at a press conference announcing the indictment filed against President Trump.
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“We have this action because of the great concern for the country and for our Constitution and our national security and our democracy,” said Cohen.
Cohen also said he understood the unlikeliness that the efforts would be successful, but said they would still hold briefings on the impeachment articles.
Apart from the obstruction of justice, the Congressman claimed that Trump emoluments from foreign States and from the US accepted-government, without the consent of the Congress. She also said, he undermined the Federal Department of justice and the freedom of the press.
Fox News’ Alex Pappas and The Associated Press contributed to this report.
Kaitlyn Schallhorn is a Reporter for Fox News. You can follow her on Twitter @K_Schallhorn.