Tuesday, July 16, 2019
House Democrats methodically working to build support for impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump fear that a rogue move by a Texas Democrat could scramble their best efforts. It's unclear whether Rep. Al Green (D-Texas) will seek Trump's immediate impeachment or simply the launch of an inquiry. But he has promised to force a floor vote on the matter before the House departs for its August recess -- either before or after special counsel Robert Mueller's hotly anticipated testimony on July 24.
Many of the Democrats backing impeachment proceedings are searching for something/anything that could jumpstart their flagging efforts. Green's decision could undermine their plans, forcing lawmakers to take a position they may not have been prepared to take.
Green's vote might also undercut momentum for the impeachment effort after it almost certainly fails on the floor, with a majority of Democrats likely to join all Republicans in opposition.
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