President Donald Trump may be feuding with several Democrat members of Congress, but he still took some time on Wednesday evening to thank House Democrats for something.
The House voted to table the recently introduced articles of impeachment by Rep. Al Green (D-TX). The House voted 332-95 to table the resolution on Wednesday afternoon.
Speaking to voters at a Greenville, North Carolina rally on Wednesday night, Trump claimed victory on the impeachment vote and thanked the Democrats who voted to table “the most ridiculous project.”
“I just heard that the United States House of Representatives has overwhelmingly voted to kill the most ridiculous project,” Trump said of Green’s resolution.
He added, “The resolution — how stupid is that — on impeachment.”
The president continued by saying that his administration has earned a strong economy and low unemployment figures, but those things don’t matter to Democrats.
“And they want to try and impeach,” Trump said of Democrats. “It’s a disgrace.”
The president also targeted the Mueller investigation in his remarks to the crowd.
“What happened to me with this witch hunt should never be allowed to happen to another president of the United States, never ever again,” he said of the investigation.
He said his administration would have accomplished a lot more if not for the Mueller investigation and he also referred to the investigative effort as “bulls*it.”
Source: Fox News
Trump also condemned the recent Antifa attack on journalist Andy Ngo.
“They don’t get the bad press, Trump said of Antifa.
Rep. Al Green (D-TX) forced a Trump impeachment vote on the House floor on Wednesday.
The congressman had previously promised the vote following President Donald Trump’s controversial tweets that went after Democrat members of Congress like Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN).
“Yesterday there was a vote of condemnation. The president was condemned. Today, we’ll have a vote to punish,” Green told C-SPAN’s “Washington Journal” ahead of the vote.
He continued, “We have to punish the president, and impeachment is the means by which he can be punished. We ought to impeach this president for his bigotry.”
This was the third impeachment vote forced by Green. He forced votes on articles of impeachment in December 2017 and January 2018. The third time was obviously not the charm.
Though she is still less friendly to the idea of impeaching the president than some other Democrats, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi still had kind words for Green and his actions.
“We have six committees that are working on following the facts in terms of any abuse of power, obstruction of justice and the rest that the president may have engaged in. That is the serious path that we are on. Not that Mr. Green is not serious, but we’ll deal with that on the floor,” she said at a Wednesday afternoon press conference before the House vote.
She also called Green “very prayerful person” who “cares very much about our Constitution and our country.”
Green’s articles of impeachment state that the president has “sown seeds of discord among the people of the United States.”
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