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. GreenThe Hill's Coronavirus Report: Miami mayor worries about suicide and domestic violence rise; Trump-governor debate intensifies Overnight Energy: Iconic national parks close over coronavirus concerns | New EPA order limits telework post-pandemic | Lawmakers urge help for oil and gas workers Bipartisan lawmakers urge assistance for oil and gas workers MORE (D-Texas) to impeach President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump retweets personal attacks on Clinton, Pelosi, Abrams Biden swipes at Trump: 'Presidency is about a lot more than tweeting from your golf cart' GOP sues California over Newsom's vote-by-mail order 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. 

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A total of 137 Democrats voted with Republicans to table the resolution, while Rep. Peter DeFazioPeter Anthony DeFazioDemocrats to probe Trump's replacement of top Transportation Dept. watchdog Donald Trump is proposing attacks on Social Security and seniors; here is what we should do instead House committee investigating Carnival cruise line's response to coronavirus 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.

Leadership

The Democrats who voted to table Green's effort included members of leadership, including House Majority Leader Steny HoyerSteny Hamilton HoyerHouse conservatives voice concerns over minority rights during remote hearings House slated to vote on FISA before end of the month House Rules Committee approves remote voting during pandemic MORE (D-Md.), Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-S.C.) and House Democratic Caucus Chairman Hakeem JeffriesHakeem Sekou JeffriesTara Reade's attorney asks Biden to authorize search of his Senate papers Tara Reade represented by well-known lawyer, Trump campaign donor Pelosi seeks to wrangle caucus behind next COVID-19 bill 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 AmashThe Hill's Campaign Report: DOJ, intel to be major issues in 2020 Amash decides against Libertarian campaign for president The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - In reversal, Trump says he won't disband coronavirus task force MORE (Mich.), House Budget Committee Chairman John YarmuthJohn Allen YarmuthRep slams 'vulgar images' and 'racist words' that disrupted virtual youth anti-violence event Unemployment to remain above 9 percent into 2021: CBO Pelosi pushes to unite party on coronavirus bill despite grumbling from left MORE (D-Ky.) and House Armed Services Committee Chairman Adam SmithDavid (Adam) Adam SmithBoosting military deterrence in the Indo-Pacific region House chairmen demand explanation on Trump's 'illegal' withdrawal from Open Skies Treaty Overnight Defense: Trump to withdraw US from Open Skies Treaty | Pentagon drops ban on recruits who had virus | FBI says Corpus Christi shooting terror-related 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) MuellerCNN's Toobin warns McCabe is in 'perilous condition' with emboldened Trump CNN anchor rips Trump over Stone while evoking Clinton-Lynch tarmac meeting The Hill's 12:30 Report: New Hampshire fallout 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 CunninghamThe Hill's Campaign Report: DOJ, intel to be major issues in 2020 Human Rights Campaign rolls out congressional endorsements on Equality Act anniversary The 14 Democrats who broke with their party on coronavirus relief vote MORE (S.C.), Elaine LuriaElaine Goodman LuriaThe Hill's Campaign Report: DOJ, intel to be major issues in 2020 House GOP lawmaker breaks with party to back proxy voting Human Rights Campaign rolls out congressional endorsements on Equality Act anniversary MORE (Va.) and Jeff Van DrewJeff Van DrewTrump campaign launches new fundraising program with House Republicans NY, NJ lawmakers call for more aid to help fight coronavirus Campaigns face attack ad dilemma amid coronavirus crisis 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-PowellThe Hill's Coronavirus Report: CDC Director Redfield responds to Navarro criticism; Mnuchin and Powell brief Senate panel Human Rights Campaign rolls out congressional endorsements on Equality Act anniversary Coral Princess cruise ship with cases of coronavirus docks in Miami MORE (Fla.), Sean CastenSean CastenHuman Rights Campaign rolls out congressional endorsements on Equality Act anniversary Chicago Tribune accuses Illinois congressional candidate of plagiarism China hawks flex muscle amid coronavirus fallout MORE (Ill.) and Harley RoudaHarley Edwin RoudaHuman Rights Campaign rolls out congressional endorsements on Equality Act anniversary Battle erupts in California over when to open The rising cost of religious freedom in Vietnam MORE (Calif.). Rep. Ann KirkpatrickAnn KirkpatrickHouse Democrats jam GOP with coronavirus bill Eleventh Democratic presidential debate to be held in Phoenix Arizona Democrat to get treatment for alcohol dependence after suffering fall MORE (Ariz.), who came out in favor of an impeachment inquiry, did vote in favor of Green's resolution on Wednesday.