Sarah Sanders Only Needs One Word to Respond to Democrat’s Overwhelming Impeachment Failure

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders called a Democrat lawmaker’s resolution to impeach President Donald Trump “pathetic.”

The House voted to table Texas Rep. Al Green’s legislation by a vote of 364-58 on Wednesday.

Fox News reported the resolution included two articles of impeachment against Trump.

Green’s articles accused Trump of committing “high misdemeanors” and asserted he is “unfit to be president.”

The lawmaker from Houston pointed to the president’s remarks following the Charlottesville riot in August, in which he blamed both sides for the violence; his criticism of NFL player for kneeling during the national anthem; and his recent retweeting of anti-Muslim videos as examples of Trump’s harming of American society, according to The Texas Tribune.

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The resolution also cites the president’s travel ban affecting those seeking to enter the United State from eight designated countries (six of which are majority Muslim), and his administration’s response to Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico.

When announcing his plans to introduce articles of impeachment in October, Green said, “The public has been led to believe that a president must commit a crime to be impeached, which is not true.”

Sanders called Green’s efforts at that time, “pathetic,” in a tweet.

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Democrat Minority Whip Steny Hoyer released a statement on Wednesday saying they did not support Green’s resolution.

“Congress faces a vast set of urgent, overdue priorities for the American people,” the Democratic leaders said. “Democrats are firmly focused on taking real, effective steps to improve the lives of hard-working Americans and defeating Republicans’ cruel barrage of attacks on the middle class.”

Pelosi and Hoyer contended that special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation as well as congressional inquiries should be allowed to continue.

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“Now is not the time to consider articles of impeachment,” they stated.

A majority vote is required for an impeachment to succeed in the House. If it is approved by that body, a two-thirds vote is needed in the Senate to convict a president and remove him or her from office.

As previously reported by The Western Journal, multiple conservative commentators, including Sean Hannity, Rush Limbaugh, and National Review’s Andrew McCarthy believe the true purpose of Mueller’s investigation, at this point, is to try to lay the groundwork for Congress to impeach Trump.

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