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This article from the Washington Post reports that Representative Green read his impeachment resolution to the house yesterday. However, when it came time to introduce the resolution, Green was not available to offer it.

The article suggests that Green’s last minute dodge may have been the result of party pressure. Forcing a vote on impeachment at this time would be ineffective, because the Republicans have a majority of the House and are unlikely to vote in favor of it. In fact, a premature vote may harm the Democratic party, by putting them in the awkward position of deciding whether or not to endorse impeachment, and risking the alienation of a portion of their voters. This incomplete attempt in the House is an indication that the impeachment issue is not yet ripe.