Texas Congressman Whose Move To Impeach Trump Failed Says 'It Won't Be The Last' Effort | KERA News

Texas Congressman Whose Move To Impeach Trump Failed Says 'It Won't Be The Last' Effort

Dec 7, 2017

Five stories that have North Texas talking: Al Green’s impeachment vote failed; Melania got Whataburger; Texans apparently prefer Pez this time of year; and more.

Members of the U.S. House on Wednesday overwhelmingly voted against Texan Al Green’s resolution to impeach President Trump.

Most of Rep. Green’s fellow Democrats joined House Republicans in opposing the move. After his resolution was read aloud, the House voted 364-58 to table it, The Associated Press reports.

Watch him introduce his resolution:

In all, 126 Democrats joined Republicans in voting to table Green's effort in the GOP-led House, according to AP.

Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and Minority Whip Steny Hoyer, D-Md., said that while "legitimate questions have been raised about his fitness to lead this nation," they argued "now is not the time to consider articles of impeachment."

Several Democratic lawmakers said they agreed that it's too soon to act before special counsel Robert Mueller's team completes its investigation into Russian election interference.

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  • Millions and a message: Lupe Valdez has resigned from her longtime post as Dallas County sheriff to challenge Gov. Greg Abbott in 2018. Valdez is the highest-profile Democrat in what's sure to be an uphill battle. But that’s nothing new for her. [KERA News]
  • Career change: Longtime newsman Brett Shipp has left his position at WFAA to run for Congress. He’ll enter a crowded Democratic primary that will decide who will take on U.S. Rep. Pete Sessions, a Dallas Republican. [The Texas Tribune]
  • Burger run: Ending their visit to Texas Wednesday, Melania Trump and Karen Pence stopped at Whataburger. Details on their order are scarce. [Austin-American Statesman]
  • Sweet study: Texas’ favorite Christmas candy is Pez?! [CandyStore.com]

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