A proposal to start impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump has been formed in the US House of Representatives. Texas Democrat Al Green listed the decision after the House voted to impeach Mr. Trump’s attacks proposed at four US congresswomen as racist.
But the measure failed to get enough support, with his fellow Democrats voting overwhelmingly toward. Mr Trump said the “absurd” attempts to challenge him were now “over”.
“This should never be permitted to happen to another President of the United States again!” he tweeted.
Later, at a rally in North Carolina, Mr. Trump renewed his attacks on the four non-white Democrat congresswomen – Representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Ayanna Pressley and Rashida Tlaib, known as “the team”.
He was supported on by the crowd as he again attacked the women of hating America. Many started chanting “Send her Back! Send her back!”- repeating the “Lock her Up” chant his followers used against Hillary Clinton in the run-up to the 2016 presidential election.
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Ms. Omar replied on Twitter by quoting Maya Angelou’s poem Still I Rise: “You may kill me with your words… But still, like air, I’ll rise.”
Why attempt to impeach Trump now?
Mr Trump’s blame on the women began at the weekend, with a series of tweets telling then-unnamed lawmakers to “go back” to their countries. Each four of the congresswomen are US citizens.
Efforts to bring impeachment to Donald Trump have been proposed by various people and groups, who have claimed that President Donald Trump has been engaged in inappropriate activity during his presidency. Before taking office in Trump, impeachment began. In 2017, formal efforts were initiated by both Democrats, Representative Al Green and Brad Sherman in the first year of the presidential race.
Why did it fail?
He was more of Trump’s wishful thinking. Far away from anything to finish, it appears that lost votes showed that the movement is continuously getting support in Democratic Caucus to impeach Trump. At present, most Democratic representatives, including the party’s leadership, believe that the time to start the impeachment proceedings is right. But attempts to run an impeachment on Trump have not yet ended.
“We have six organizations that are working on following the facts in phases of any abuse of power, the difficulty of justice and the rest that the president may have involved in. That is the severe path that we are on,” Ms. Pelosi told reporters on Wednesday.
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But while the motion was won – with 332 voting’s against – it did indicate gaining support among Democrats for impeachment proceedings.
A total of 95 Democrats voted in favour of the proposal – an increase in the assistance Mr. Green got for his two prior attempts, in 2017 and 2018.
Mr Green said after Wednesday’s vote that he did not see it as a failure. “We received 95 votes this time, 66 the last time. So that’s a plus. But whether we perceive 95 or five, the point is we have to make a statement.”
What is impeachment anyway?
In this context, to “impeach” means to make changes in Congress which will make the basis for a trial.
The process of impeachment must be begun by the House of Representatives and only requires a simple majority to pass. The trial will be held in the Legislature.
But here, a two-thirds vote is required for the president’s removal – and this milestone has never been moved in America’s history.