House Set to Block Maverick Dem’s Trump Impeachment Effort

Liberal Democrats itching to oust President Trump have been pitted against Speaker Nancy Pelosi, other leaders and party moderates, who prefer waiting to see if a stronger case for removal can be developed.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The House prepared to easily derail a maverick Democrat’s drive to impeach President Donald Trump for his recent racial insults against lawmakers of color, an effort that party leaders consider a premature exercise that needlessly forces vulnerable swing-district lawmakers to cast a perilous and divisive vote. Even facing certain defeat, the resolution by Texas Rep. Al Green risked deepening Democrats’ already raw rift over how aggressively to pursue impeaching Trump in the…

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