The House Democrats who voted to kill impeachment effort

A majority of House Democrats voted on Wednesday to kill an effort from Rep. Al GreenAlexander (Al) N. GreenBipartisan lawmakers call for action on anti-hate crime measures House Democrat sits on Capitol steps to protest extremist threat Biden pledges support for Texas amid recovery from winter storm MORE (D-Texas) to impeach President TrumpDonald TrumpSt. Louis lawyer who pointed gun at Black Lives Matter protesters considering Senate run Chauvin found guilty as nation exhales US says Iran negotiations are 'positive' MORE.

The House voted 332-95 to table a resolution from Green to impeach Trump for inflaming racial tensions, most recently after suggesting that four progressive congresswomen of color "go back" to their countries. 


A total of 137 Democrats voted with Republicans to table the resolution, while Rep. Peter DeFazioPeter Anthony DeFazioThe Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Tax March - US vaccine effort takes hit with Johnson & Johnson pause Pelosi wants Biden infrastructure bill done by August The Hill's Morning Report - Biden: Let's make a deal on infrastructure, taxes MORE (D-Ore.) voted "present." But 95 Democrats voted in favor of Green's effort.

Green’s resolution states that Trump has “brought the high office of the president of the United States in contempt, ridicule, disgrace and disrepute” and “has sown discord among the people of the United States.”

Wednesday marked the third time Green forced an impeachment vote on the House floor, though it was his first under Democratic leadership.

In December 2017, 58 Democrats voted in favor of Green's impeachment measure, while 66 supported his January 2018 effort.


The Democrats who voted to table Green's effort included members of leadership, including House Majority Leader Steny HoyerSteny Hamilton HoyerHouse rejects GOP resolution to censure Waters Democrats adopting rule to limit Freedom Caucus delay tactics House Republicans ask Pelosi to reschedule Biden's address to Congress MORE (D-Md.), Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-S.C.) and House Democratic Caucus Chairman Hakeem JeffriesHakeem Sekou JeffriesWaters on Chauvin guilty verdict: 'I'm not celebrating, I'm relieved' Lawmakers react to guilty verdict in Chauvin murder trial: 'Our work is far from done' House rejects GOP resolution to censure Waters MORE (D-N.Y.).

Clyburn and Jeffries had previously voted for similar articles of impeachment from Green in the last Congress. 

Holding out for Mueller
Some lawmakers who have come out in favor of launching an impeachment inquiry voted to table Green's resolution on Wednesday, like independent Rep. Justin AmashJustin AmashBiden: 'Prince Philip gladly dedicated himself to the people of the UK' Battle rages over vaccine passports Republicans eye primaries in impeachment vote MORE (Mich.), House Budget Committee Chairman John YarmuthJohn Allen YarmuthDemocrats see political winner in tax fight McConnell knocks Kentucky Democrat over support for nixing filibuster Democrats vow to go 'bold' — with or without GOP MORE (D-Ky.) and House Armed Services Committee Chairman Adam SmithDavid (Adam) Adam SmithDemocrats reintroduce bill to block US from using nuclear weapons first Progressive lawmakers press DHS chief on immigration detention Overnight Defense: Biden makes his Afghanistan decision MORE (D-Wash.).
Rep. Don Beyer (D-Va.), who supports starting an impeachment inquiry, said he didn't think Green's resolution offered the best path forward given that it didn't cite the findings in special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) MuellerWhy a special counsel is guaranteed if Biden chooses Yates, Cuomo or Jones as AG Barr taps attorney investigating Russia probe origins as special counsel CNN's Toobin warns McCabe is in 'perilous condition' with emboldened Trump MORE's report about Trump's efforts to undermine the Russian election interference investigation.
"We must bring forward our best evidence on obstruction, emoluments violations, and other potential crimes - not simply focus on the president's latest horrible remarks, harmful though they are. I worry that the House of Representatives would forfeit its vital role in this process if today's resolution passed," Beyer said in a statement.
Vulnerable Democrats
The Democrats who voted to table Green's resolution also included many of the centrist freshman lawmakers representing competitive districts, like Reps. Colin Allred (Texas), Anthony Brindisi (N.Y.), Joe CunninghamJoseph CunninghamRepublicans race for distance from 'America First Caucus' Lobbying world We lost in November — we're proud we didn't take corporate PAC money MORE (S.C.), Elaine LuriaElaine Goodman LuriaMcAuliffe holds wide lead in Virginia gubernatorial primary: poll Lauren Underwood endorses Jennifer Carroll Foy in Virginia governors race Northam backing McAuliffe in Virginia governor's race MORE (Va.) and Jeff Van DrewJeff Van DrewSunday shows preview: Biden administration grapples with border surge; US mourns Atlanta shooting victims Pro-union bill passes House, setting up lobbying battle in Senate Van Drew, after flipping parties, bashes bills he once backed MORE (N.J.).
Six Democrats in competitive districts have come out in support of an impeachment inquiry. But some of them still voted to table Green's resolution, including Reps. Katie Porter (Calif.), Debbie Mucarsel-PowellDebbie Mucarsel-PowellTrump, Florida complicate Biden approach to Cuba The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Mastercard - Coast-to-coast fears about post-holiday COVID-19 spread The Memo: Democrats see warning signs beyond 2020 MORE (Fla.), Sean CastenSean CastenDemocrats don't trust GOP on 1/6 commission: 'These people are dangerous' The Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by Facebook - Divided House on full display Newman fundraises off of growing feud with Marjorie Taylor Greene MORE (Ill.) and Harley RoudaHarley Edwin RoudaRepublicans race for distance from 'America First Caucus' California was key factor in House GOP's 2020 success Here are the 17 GOP women newly elected to the House this year MORE (Calif.). Rep. Ann KirkpatrickAnn KirkpatrickSurgeon who treated Gabby Giffords after shooting launches House bid in Arizona These House lawmakers aren't seeking reelection in 2022 Arizona state senator announces bid for Kirkpatrick's seat MORE (Ariz.), who came out in favor of an impeachment inquiry, did vote in favor of Green's resolution on Wednesday.