Jul 17, 2019 - Politics & Policy

About 40% of House Dems broke rank on impeachment vote

This image shows the back of Trump's head as he waves and walks away.

Trump talks to reporters on July 17. Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

95 Democrats broke rank in a Wednesday House vote on Rep. Al Green's push to impeach President Trump for his recent racist tweets against 4 congresswomen of color.

The big picture: This vote to introduce articles of impeachment against Trump was expected to fail. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has made her anti-impeachment stance clear. House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y) voted to keep Green's impeachment resolution, instead of killing it — because he "supports following proper [procedure] referring the resolution to the Judiciary Committee," CNN's Manu Raju reports.

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