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House shoots down attempt to immediately impeach Trump

Jul 17, 2019 - Politico

The House voted overwhelmingly on Wednesday to sideline an effort to immediately impeach Donald Trump, the first test of efforts in the Democratic-led House to seek the president's removal from office.

Ninety-five Democrats voted against blocking articles of impeachment filed this week by Rep. Al Green (D-Texas), who used a procedural maneuver to force action on his proposal.

But 137 Democrats and 194 Republicans voted to delay consideration of the measure indefinitely, effectively k...