President Donald Trump said the campaign to impeach him is over after a motion to begin impeachment proceedings was defeated on Wednesday in the Democrat-controlled U.S. House of Representatives.
"The United States House of Representatives has just overwhelmingly voted to kill the Resolution on Impeachment, 332-95-1. This is perhaps the most ridiculous and time consuming project I have ever had to work on," he tweeted.
"Impeachment of your President, who has led the Greatest Economic BOOM in the history of our Country, the best job numbers, biggest tax reduction, rebuilt military and much more, is now OVER," he claimed. "This should never be allowed to happen to another President of the United States again!"
The resolution, however, was forced by a few members and not by the Democratic leadership, who could back an impeachment resolution in the future.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) implied that Democrats were still open to an impeachment resolution in the future, despite voting against the measure drafted by Rep. Al Green (D-Texas).
"We have six committees working on following the facts in terms of any abuse of power, obstruction of justice and the rest that the president may have engaged in," she told reporters.
"That is the serious path we're on," she added, "not that Mr. Green is not serious, but we'll deal with that on the floor."
The far left progressive fringe of the Democratic Party has been at odds with the less extreme establishment wing, which has cautioned against moving too quickly on impeachment proceedings.
Here's the latest on the defeat of impeachment:
House blocks Texas Democrat's bid to impeach Trump www.youtube.com