Impeach Trump? Two Palm Beach County Democrats say it’s worth debate

U.S. Reps. Lois Frankel, D-West Palm Beach, and Alcee Hastings, D-Delray Beach, were among only 58 House members voting against tabling an impeachment resolution against President Donald Trump. (Bruce R. Bennett/The Palm Beach Post)

An impeachment resolution against President Donald Trump was blocked by the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday with a majority of Democrats joining a unanimous GOP in voting to table the measure.

But two members of Palm Beach County’s House delegation — Reps. Alcee Hastings, D-Delray Beach, and Lois Frankel, D-West Palm Beach — defied their own party’s leadership and voted to consider the resolution by Rep. Al Green, D-Tex.

The vote to table Green’s impeachment resolution was 364 to 58.

“Now is not the time to consider articles of impeachment,” House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and Minority Whip Steny Hoyer, D-Md., said in a joint statement.

Frankel and Hastings disagreed.

Click here to read more about the vote — including Frankel’s explanation and Hastings’ unique perspective on impeachment.


Author: George Bennett

George Bennett has been a Palm Beach Post reporter since 1992. He grew up in Bethesda, Md. and is a graduate of The George Washington University. Follow him on Twitter @gbennettpost

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