U.S. House votes to set aside impeachment resolution against Trump

WASHINGTON, July 17 (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives voted Wednesday to table an impeachment resolution against President Donald Trump, effectively killing the measure for now but not burying the issue that has divided Democrats.

The resolution's sponsor, Democratic Representative Al Green, was seeking to capitalize on growing criticism of Trump after the president's recent attacks on minority congresswomen.

The House voted 332 to 95 to set aside the measure.

Green had failed twice before to get an impeachment resolution passed, but Wednesday marked the first time the full House had addressed the matter since Democrats took the majority earlier this year.

(Reporting by Susan Cornwell; Editing by Eric Beech)

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LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 2: People participate in the Impeachment March on July 2, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. Impeachment March protests across the nation are calling for the impeachment of U.S. President Donald Trump. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 2: People participate in the Impeachment March on July 2, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. Impeachment March protests across the nation are calling for the impeachment of U.S. President Donald Trump. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 2: People participate in the Impeachment March on July 2, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. Impeachment March protests across the nation are calling for the impeachment of U.S. President Donald Trump. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 2: Presidential Donald Trump supporters counter protest during the Impeachment March on July 2, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. Impeachment March protests across the nation are calling for the impeachment of Trump. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 2: Presidential Donald Trump supporters argue with a protester during the Impeachment March on July 2, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. Impeachment March protests across the nation are calling for the impeachment of U.S. President Donald Trump. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
Thousands demonstrators hold signs during the Impeachment March to call for Congress to start impeachment hearings against US President Donald Trump, in Los Angeles, California, on July 2, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / RINGO CHIU (Photo credit should read RINGO CHIU/AFP/Getty Images)
Demonstrators hold signs during the Impeachment March to call for Congress to start impeachment hearings against US President Donald Trump, in Los Angeles, California, on July 2, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / RINGO CHIU (Photo credit should read RINGO CHIU/AFP/Getty Images)
A demonstrator shouts during the Impeachment March to call for Congress to start impeachment hearings against US President Donald Trump, in Los Angeles, California, on July 2, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / RINGO CHIU (Photo credit should read RINGO CHIU/AFP/Getty Images)
Demonstrators hold signs during the Impeachment March to call for Congress to start impeachment hearings against US President Donald Trump, in Los Angeles, California, on July 2, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / RINGO CHIU (Photo credit should read RINGO CHIU/AFP/Getty Images)
Trump supporters face counter protests during the Impeachment March to call for Congress to start impeachment hearings against President Donald Trumpp, in Los Angeles, California, on July 2, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / RINGO CHIU (Photo credit should read RINGO CHIU/AFP/Getty Images)
Demonstrators carry signs during the Impeachment March to call for Congress to start impeachment hearings against US President Donald Trump, in Los Angeles, California, on July 2, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / RINGO CHIU (Photo credit should read RINGO CHIU/AFP/Getty Images)
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