"I rise to a question of the privileges of the House and offer a resolution previously noticed.
2. UPSOUND: Presiding Officer: "The clerk will report the resolution."
3. UPSOUND: House Clerk reads resolution:
"Resolved that Donald John Trump, President of the United States, is unfit to be president, unfit to represent the American values of decency and morality, respectability, and civility, honesty and propriety repspectability and integrity, is unfit to fend to defend the ideals that have made America great.
4. UPSOUND: House Clerk concludes reading resolution:
"Therefore Donald John Trump by causing such harm to the Society of the United States is unfit to be president and warrants impeachment trial and removal from office."
5. Presiding officer calls for vote
"This is a 15 minute vote."
6. UPSOUND: Presiding officer reads results of vote
"On this vote, the yeas are three hundred and thirty two and the nays are ninety five with one answering present. The motion is adopted Without objection a motion to reconsider is laid on the table."
The House easily derailed a maverick Democrat's drive to impeach President Donald Trump for his recent racial insults against lawmakers of color, an effort that party leaders consider a premature exercise that needlessly forces vulnerable swing-district lawmakers to cast a perilous and divisive vote.
Despite the defeat, the resolution by Texas Rep. Al Green risked deepening Democrats' already raw rift over how aggressively to pursue impeaching Trump in the shadow of the 2020 elections.
Liberal Democrats itching to oust Trump have been pitted against Speaker Nancy Pelosi, other leaders and party moderates, who prefer waiting to see if a stronger case for removal can be developed.
Recent polling has shown solid majorities oppose impeachment. Even if the Democratic-run House voted to impeach Trump, the equivalent of filing formal charges, a trial by the Republican-led Senate would all but certainly acquit him, keeping him in office.
Pelosi noted that six House committees are investigating Trump and said, "That is the serious path we're on." Democrats are also eagerly awaiting next week's scheduled public testimony to two House committees by special counsel Robert Mueller.