Since his election to the presidency, the question of Donald Trump’s impeachment has been in motion. Whether it has been liberal tweeters or marchers in movements such as the nation-wide Women’s March, Americans have been publicly wondering if and when Trump will be forced to leave office or at least impeached.
— Slate (@Slate) December 14, 2017
On a federal level, there have also been movements to push the president out of office. Last week, the House of Representatives denied a motion by Democratic Representative Al Green of Texas to pursue articles of impeachment. Green’s movement argued that Donald Trump “brought disrepute, contempt, ridicule and disgrace on the presidency” and has also “sown discord among the people of the United States.”
Just 58 Democrats are in support of Representative Green’s movement, which is just about a third of the caucus. Shea-Porter was one of four Democrats who voted “present.”
— MoveOn (@MoveOn) December 15, 2017
Although the movement was shut down on the forefront, Democrats from across the country, including in regions where Donald Trump won in the 2016 election, are voting to advance Trump’s impeachment. Democratic Representative Carol Shea-Porter of New Hampshire said in a statement on Thursday that she plans to cosponsor impeachment articles that are introduced by Democratic Representative Steve Cohen of Tennessee. Prior to her endorsement, Democrats that supported Trump’s impeachment came from predominantly blue regions.