Trump responded to the failure by declaring that the debate over impeachment is over. Rep. Al Green who introduced the impeachment legislation on the sole basis or the president's "racist" comments.
An impeachment effort led by a Texas Democrat crashed and burned on Wednesday as a majority of the lawmaker’s own party shut down his attempt to take down President Trump, who promptly declared the impeachment campaign against him "over."
The impeachment process allows any member of the House to file a resolution on which the body must vote, even if the ranking members of the party are against it, as was the case for the Democrats Wednesday.
Democratic Texas Rep. Al Green presented the impeachment resolution this week; his rationale: Trump’s "go back" comments directed at the "Squad" of far-left freshmen Democrats — comments which the Democrat-led House formally rebuked on Tuesday.
With Pelosi leading the opposition to the impeachment effort, the House voted overwhelmingly to table Green’s resolution, 332 to 95, on Wednesday. "All Republicans joined with 137 Democrats and the lone independent, Justin Amash, to table the resolution," NBC News reports; one lawmaker voted present.