impeachment resolution

‘Shooting with real bullets,’ Democrats change tune on impeachment vote
Rep. Al Green prepared to force third vote on impeaching Trump but has lost some support

Rep. Jan Schakowsky, D-Ill., left, said she now agrees with Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., that Democrats should not go down the path of impeaching President Donald Trump after supporting two efforts to bring articles of impeachment to a vote last year. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

An intransigent proponent of impeaching President Donald Trump plans to force his Democratic colleagues to go on record on the issue again this year — after twice doing so last Congress. But the vote tally may look a lot different than in 2017 and 2018 when roughly five dozen Democrats wanted to debate and vote on impeachment.

Democrats, then in the minority, were eager for any forum to debate the president’s alleged crimes since Republicans weren’t investigating them. But now that they’re in the majority and have multiple congressional committees probing Trump, most Democrats want to avoid rushing to judgement or action.

House will have to vote on impeaching Trump, regardless of Pelosi’s opposition
Texas Rep. Al Green says he’ll force a vote on impeachment, as he did twice when Democrats were in minority

Rep. Al Green, D-Texas, plans to force the House to vote on impeaching President Donald Trump over Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s objections. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s opposition to impeaching President Donald Trump won’t stop a House vote on the issue, as Texas Democratic Rep. Al Green intends to force one again like he twice did when Republicans held the majority.

“I’m going to bring it the floor of the House again,” Green said Tuesday morning on C-SPAN’s “Washington Journal.” He declined to say when he plans to take action, saying, “The acid test is one that does not carry with it a specific date.”

Rosenstein Impeachment Resolution Was Always Leading to Contempt
House Republicans willing to initiate contempt proceedings in September absent DOJ compliance

Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., talks with Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, off camera, March 06, 2018. The two Freedom Caucus leaders filed a resolution to impeach Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein in an effort to spur compliance with congressional document requests. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)

The House could vote to hold Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein in contempt of Congress if by September the Department of Justice has still not turned over outstanding documents Republican lawmakers requested. 

“I think the very first order of business would probably be moving the House to a contempt vote,” House Freedom Caucus Mark Meadows said of what would happen if the DOJ has still not turned over remaining documents by September. 

David Hawkings' Whiteboard: What Would Impeachment Look Like?
 

What's the Status of the IRS Commissioner Impeachment Debate?

A tense House Judiciary Committee hearing was held Wednesday on the impeachment of IRS Commissioner John Koskinen, and it seems unlikely there will be a resolution this month. Koskinen fielded questions about a scandal -- that the agency applied extra scrutiny to conservative groups that applied for tax-exempt status -- that has badgered the IRS since before he became commissioner. How did this come about and what's expected to happen next in Congress?

IRS Impeachment Vote Could Still Happen Next Week
Huelskamp says he may force vote next week, even if he has to go it alone

Kansas Rep. Tim Huelskamp may offer a notice of his intent to file a privileged resolution to impeach IRS Commissioner John Koskinen next week. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

A House floor vote on a resolution to impeach IRS Commissioner John Koskinen could still come next week, despite a deal under which the Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing Wednesday with the embattled agency chief. 

House Freedom Caucus member Tim Huelskamp told reporters Thursday that a deal to delay the impeachment vote, which had been expected to occur that day, only involved waiting until after the Judiciary hearing. There was no agreement to wait until November to have a floor vote, the Kansas Republican said. 

Conservatives Try to Force Vote on IRS Commissioner Impeachment
GOP conference will discuss the matter when it returns in September, Ryan says

   

The conservative House Freedom Caucus used a procedural maneuver Thursday morning to launch their bid to impeach IRS Commissioner John Koskinen, seeking to force a vote on the matter after Congress return in September.