Apparently “to table” in British English means to consider, and in US English to postpone (indefinately).
US Congressmen Green and Nadler effectively call Pelosi’s bluff. She violated what are probably her own rules of “decorum” by referring to Trump’s tweets as “racist”, wasting everyone’s time, yet refuses to impeach Trump, and is letting him run out the clock. She voted to block Al Green’s impeachment resolution, rather than letting it move to the Judiciary committee. She is also assuring another Trump victory in 2020, by demonstrating the futility of voting Democrat. She has apparently cut a deal with Trump – we suspect that it has to do with her son’s 2018 New Year’s visit to Mar-a-Lago and his connection to a case which was under investigation by the Securities and Exchange Commission, and which Mnuchin, who was also at the party, closed in late 2018. If she has cut a deal, we look forward to seeing her count Hail Marys on her rosary beads in jail.
US Congressman Nadler, head of the Judiciary Committee, voted for Congressman Green’s resolution not to be tabled, and said that it should have been sent to committee. That’s apparently because it could have been incorporated, by the committee, into a longer list of articles of impeachment.
US House Judiciary Chair Nadler states regarding tabling Green’s impeachment resolution: “I opposed this procedural motion because this article of impeachment should have been referred to the House Judiciary Committee. One resolution related to impeachment has already been referred to the Committee. The subject matter of Congressman Green’s resolution was separate and distinct and did not go directly to the issues of obstruction, corruption, and abuse of power at the core of our investigation — but it, too, should have been referred to us. My hope is that future impeachment resolutions be referred here as well, so that they can also be considered as part of the Committee’s overall response to clear allegations of presidential misconduct.”
Pelosi’s cheap words vs her vote prove that she is all talk and no action. She is not among the 95 members who voted against tabling Green’s resolution. Those who voted “Nay” were essentially voting to move it forward. Nadler voted “Nay”. Pelosi said “Every single Member of this institution, Democratic and Republican, should join us in condemning the President’s racist tweets… I urge a unanimous vote and yield back the balance of my time.“, but voted to block an impeachment resolution related to the same topic. http://web.archive.org/web/20190717133504/https://www.speaker.gov/newsroom/7161/ According to Politico, the decorum rules were voted in this Congress, so probably she’s violating her own prissy rule: “House thrown into chaos after Pelosi decries Trump’s ‘racist’ tweets on floor” By John Bresnahan, 07/16/2019. http://web.archive.org/web/20190717061203/https://www.politico.com/story/2019/07/16/pelosi-trump-racism-resolution-1417365 They wasted a whole freaking workday or more.
NB: Apparently “to table” in British English means to consider, and in US English to postpone.
In an interview with Washington Journal, US Congressman Al Green says that he’s disappointed that the US Congress hasn’t moved forward with impeaching Trump. Congressman Green, a lawyer, says that his impeachment resolution “interferes in no way with the ongoing investigation. The investigation has nothing to do with bigotry, it has to do with obstruction of justice“. (Ed. Note – far more than obstruction, as indicated in Nadler’s statement!) “The Mueller report was enough for us to impeach,” he points out, noting that Mueller’s “already testified by way of giving his statement to the press.” Regarding Trump he says “We should impeach him. I do believe we have a moral imperative to do so. If we don’t do so, the President will say they could have impeached me and they didn’t. I was innocent. I’ve been vindicated by the virtue of the inaction of the House of Representatives. Democrats alone could impeach this President… If you read Federal 65, you will understand better what is expected. There are those who say the House will impeach but the Senate won’t convict. There is no requirement that the Senate will convict. I believe we ought to afford them the opportunity. If they choose not to, the indelible stain of having been impeached will still be on this President…”
CNN reported in “Rep. Jerry Nadler says impeachment resolution ‘should have been referred to the House Judiciary Committee” that US House Judiciary Committee Chair Nadler voted against the motion to table US Congressman Green’s article of impeachment. In a statement Nadler said: “Today, I voted against the Republican motion to table the article of impeachment offered by Congressman Al Green of Texas. To be clear, President Trump has consistently invoked nativist and racist tropes that have a long and shameful history in this country. His recent vile and hateful comments were not just an attack on our colleagues, they were an attack on all immigrants and minorities, and on our fundamental values as a nation.
I opposed this procedural motion because this article of impeachment should have been referred to the House Judiciary Committee. One resolution related to impeachment has already been referred to the Committee. The subject matter of Congressman Green’s resolution was separate and distinct and did not go directly to the issues of obstruction, corruption, and abuse of power at the core of our investigation — but it, too, should have been referred to us. My hope is that future impeachment resolutions be referred here as well, so that they can also be considered as part of the Committee’s overall response to clear allegations of presidential misconduct.
Today’s vote has no effect on that important work. Our investigation will continue. We will hear directly from Special Counsel Mueller one week from today. I very much doubt that today will be the last action we must consider to hold President Trump accountable.” https://archive.li/https://www.cnn.com/politics/live-news/house-vote-impeachment-resolution-trump-rally/index.html
He was probably referring to US Congresswoman Kirkpatrick’s resolution: https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2019/07/17/us-congresswoman-ann-kirkpatrick-no-choice-but-to-open-an-impeachment-inquiry/
US Congressman Green told reporters regarding his impeachment initiative:
“In my opinion, it didn’t fail… In my opinion, we got 95 votes this time, 66 the last time. So that’s a plus. But whether we get 95 or five, the point is, we have to make a statement to the American people that there are some among us who believe that this President is unfit and should be impeached. As quoted in: “Rep. Al Green on his impeachment resolution: “In my opinion, it didn’t fail” From CNN’s Alex Rogers https://archive.li/https://www.cnn.com/politics/live-news/house-vote-impeachment-resolution-trump-rally/index.html
While we’ve more info on this, we’ve held it back due to both time constraints and because it doesn’t explain why Pelosi protected Bush from impeachment, suggesting that there may be something bigger: “Pelosi’s son hobnobs with the Trumps at Mar-a-Lago” By Matier & Ross January 7, 2018 | Updated: January 7, 2018 7:10am https://archive.li/https://www.sfchronicle.com/politics/article/Pelosi-s-son-hobnobs-with-the-Trumps-at-12477701.php He appears to have deleted his instagram pic with Ivanka, but there are other photos with him there.