‘It might be cathartic’: Even lawmakers who want to impeach Trump aren’t backing Rep. Green’s announcement

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Even some Democrats on Capitol Hill who publicly favor impeachment hearings against President Donald Trump believe Rep. Al Green miscalculated his announcement this week that he would be forcing a congressional vote on the issue.

It would be the third such vote forced by the Texas Democrat since Trump took office in 2017.

Despite acknowledging “it might be cathartic for some members,” Rep. John Yarmuth, D-Ky., was one of the pro-impeachment lawmakers suggested it is “probably not the best time” for Green to launch such an effort.

“I think the timing’s awkward with [former special counsel Robert] Mueller coming next week and we have a recess coming,” he said.