Republican lawmakers are calling out the 95 Democrats who voted in support of an impeachment resolution against President Donald Trump, as the House tables it while leaving behind a record of who voted which way.
The House voted to table articles of impeachment against Trump on Wednesday — garnering 332 yeas to 95 nays. All of the 95 votes were Democrats, as IJR News reported.
As IJR Blue reported, Rep. Al Green (D-Texas) made it clear on Wednesday that he was going to press forward with impeachment once again, seeing the president’s recent comments on Democratic congresswomen as a means to “punish” him. Trump’s verbal attacks led the House to vote on condemning him for his “racist comments.”
However, GOP lawmakers are pushing back against those 95 Democrats while pointing out that the majority of Democrats see the “absurdity of impeachment,” as House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) says. He wrote in a statement:
“The power of impeachment is one of our gravest responsibilities and should not be invoked lightly or without reason. We could have used this floor time to address the humanitarian crisis on the southern border or lower prescription drug prices for American families. Instead, we had to deal with an irresponsible and hostile vote against the President.”
“The widely-bipartisan result of today’s vote proves that even Democrats are coming around to see the absurdity of impeachment,” Scalise added. “Liberals must abandon their witch-hunt against the President and join Republicans in addressing the real issues facing the American people.
JUST NOW → STRONG vote in the House to rebuke an absurd Democrat impeachment resolution. Even a majority of Democrats joined us. Radical leftists must abandon their witch-hunt against @realDonaldTrump. pic.twitter.com/zgGb0WtD6K
— Steve Scalise (@SteveScalise) July 17, 2019
Labeling the impeachment resolution “DEFEATED,” Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) said Democrats “don’t have a case,” and their hearings are “political.”
While he says Democrats are “delivering a jumbled, disorganized PR operation,” he believes the president is “delivering results.”
Washington Democrats impeachment resolution DEFEATED. They don't have a case. Their hearings have been political. Americans aren't buying what they're selling.
Democrats: delivering a jumbled, disorganized PR operation. @realDonaldTrump: delivering results.
— Mark Meadows (@RepMarkMeadows) July 17, 2019
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) declared that those who voted in support of the impeachment resolution did so “FOR. NO. REASON.”
UPDATE → The House just passed my motion to kill this impeachment resolution. But more than 90 Democrats still voted to impeach President @realdonaldtrump. FOR. NO. REASON.
— Kevin McCarthy (@GOPLeader) July 17, 2019
Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) tweeted that congressional Democrats will “stop at nothing to attack this President.” He called the situation “shameful.”
95 Democrats just voted to move forward with impeachment.
They will stop at nothing to attack this President. Shameful.
— Rep. Jim Jordan (@Jim_Jordan) July 17, 2019
Rep. Tim Burchett (R-Tenn.) said the vote “failed miserably while spending billions passes.”
“It’s a very weak effort, in my opinion,” he said in a video.
See his comments below:
— Tim Burchett (@timburchett) July 17, 2019
Reacting at his rally on Wednesday in North Carolina to the vote, Trump thanked the congressional Democrats who voted against the resolution.
“I just heard that the United States House of Representatives has overwhelmingly voted to kill the most ridiculous project I’ve ever been involved in: the resolution — how stupid is that — on impeachment,” he told the crowd. “I want to thank those Democrats.”
“They want to try and impeach. It’s a disgrace. So now we have that behind us.”
Watch the video below:
WATCH: President Trump thanks all the House Democrats who voted overwhelmingly against impeachment today. pic.twitter.com/dl9TYQBYJq
— Trump War Room (@TrumpWarRoom) July 17, 2019
Additionally, Trump responded to the House voting down the resolution on Wednesday evening on Twitter, calling impeachment the “most ridiculous and time-consuming project.”
“Impeachment of your President, who has led the Greatest Economic BOOM in the history of our Country, the best job numbers, biggest tax reduction, rebuilt military and much more, is now OVER,” he declared. “This should never be allowed to happen to another President of the United States again!”