On Wednesday, in addition to President Donald Trump officially recognizing the city of Jerusalem as Israel's capital, there was a vote held in Congress in order to impeach Trump.
Leading the charge to proceed with the impeachment process was Rep. Al Green (D-TX).
The resolution ended up failing to get enough votes to proceed, 364-58. One top Democratic congressman, who was one of the 58 voting for impeachment, praised Trump's decision on Jerusalem hours later.
I support the decision to recognize Jerusalem as the eternal capital of Israel and to move the U.S. embassy there. This decision is long overdue and helps correct a decades-long indignity. It recognizes where Israel’s government —t he parliament and the prime minister — is based, as well as the ancient and unbreakable connection between the Jewish people and Jerusalem. I look forward to a plan to ensure the safety and security of our embassy personnel.
“I urge parties in the region to be calm and work toward a sustainable two-state solution that can bring peace to Israelis and Palestinians,” he added.
In response to the vote, White House officials said they were dismayed at how Congress wasted time on this instead of focusing on more important matters, according to Politico.
“It’s disappointing that extremists in Congress still refuse to accept the President’s decisive victory in last year’s election,” White House spokesman Raj Shah said. "Their time would be better spent focusing on tax relief for American families and businesses, and working to fund our troops and veterans through the holiday season rather than threaten a government shutdown.”