New polling shows a majority of Americans do not want Congress to impeach President Donald Trump, even though a majority of those polled backed Democratic candidates for Congress.
According to a new Quinnipiac University National Poll, 56 percent of respondents said that “they would not like to see Congress begin impeachment proceedings against President Trump,” while 36 percent said they would like to see Congress begin impeachment proceedings.
“American voters don’t want Congress to tell President Donald Trump, ‘You’re fired!’ by serving him with articles of impeachment,” Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll, said.
The poll further found that “American voters back Democratic candidates over Republicans 52 – 38 percent in races for the U.S. House of Representatives nationwide.”
Overall, only 18 percent of voters approve of the job Congress is doing.
There already have been attempts to impeach Trump from certain members of the House.
— Joe Madison (@MadisonSiriusXM) September 11, 2018
Rep. Al Green (D-Texas) wrote up articles of impeachment and made a speech on the House floor in October 2017 announcing his intention to force a vote on it. Later that day, however, he failed to follow through with it.
In his articles of impeachment, Green accused Trump of being “unmindful of the high duties of his high office and the dignity and proprieties.”