In 2007, 58 Democrats supported the resolution from Green, today that number is 95. The growing number has to be concerning for Pelosi as she works to keep the party in her control.
A doomed attempt to bring articles of impeachment against President Trump failed miserably Wednesday night as expected, but the roll call put scores of Democrats on record in support of at least keeping the effort alive -- revealing that bloc has grown substantially in recent months.
Even as Democratic leaders have pushed back against impeachment proceedings at this stage, more and more prominent members -- including the freshman firebrands who were the targets of Trump's Twitter ire over the weekend -- have supported the drive. Wednesday’s resolution was brought by Rep. Al Green, D-Texas, who repeatedly has sought to impeach Trump.
"The president has committed an impeachable offense," Green said on the House floor Wednesday. "Yesterday, we condemned him for that. Today is our opportunity to punish him."
In the three times Green has brought up such a resolution, colleagues from both parties voted to set it aside, and Wednesday was no exception. But he has gained support from his party with each attempt.