Rep. Green Seeks Trump Impeachment Vote For First Time Since Dems Control House

After the chaos of the last few hours, climaxing in the House passing a resolution – largely along party lines – condemning Trump for suggesting that four progressive freshman congresswomen of color “go back” to their countries, Rep. Al Green (D-Texas) introduced, for the third time in two years, articles of impeachment against President Trump.

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The Texas congressman, who notified Democratic leaders of his decision on Tuesday, said the House must impeach Trump for racist remarks.

What do you do when the leader of the free world is a racist? What do you do? Well, here’s what you do. You file a resolution condemning the president for racist comments directed at members of Congress. What do you do? You file Articles of Impeachment,” Green said.

“These two things are not mutually exclusive, we can do this — condemn for the comments who have been made — and we can do this, impeach for the harm that the comments have done.

While this is Green’s third attempt to impeach the president, it is the first time since Democrats took control of the House.

“I think that we should not have this level of bigotry emanating from the president of the United States of America,” Green said in an interview with The Washington Post.

“He is clearly making racist comments… The question becomes: What do we do about it?”

Green added:

To tolerate bigotry – racism in this case – is to perpetuate it. We should not perpetuate this kind of behavior coming from the president, and if we don’t check him, he will continue.”

As The Washington Post reports, Green’s move will force House Democrats to deal with the issue in the near term because of the privileged nature of the resolution.

Under House rules, Democratic leadership can decide to try to table the impeachment articles, effectively killing them for now and risk criticism from the party’s liberal base; refer them to the House Judiciary Committee for possible consideration; or allow the vote to proceed.

If leaders do nothing, Green can force a vote on the impeachment articles in two legislative days.

The move comes as more than 80 members of the House have called for launching an impeachment inquiry, but the floor vote will also force all House Democrats to go on the record about an issue where they have yet to reach consensus.

However, as NBC News notes, some Democratic leaders have resisted impeachment, fearing that it would distract from the party’s policy agenda, could rally Trump’s base, isn’t popular with the public and is doomed to fail in the Republican-controlled Senate.

via zerohedge

11 comments

  1. Rep Green is a racist. The grass is green…I’m a racist. The sky is blue…I’m
    a racist. I don’t like red lights at intersections…I’m a racist. As it turns out, every human being who dislikes something that…I…don’t… is a racist. Green should be impeached. Impeach… definition: calling into question the integrity
    or validity of something. I question his integrity and validity re his mental health statue

    1. He definitely needs to be voted out on the next git-go. Texas doesn’t need his sorry ass! He is a bigger racist than Sara Jackson Lee, period!

  2. I would like to know,what is this guy’s claim to fame ?? The only thing I have seen Dems do since President Trump took office,is waste millions of taxpayers money,on worthless supeana’s and investigations to try and IMPEACH the President ,which has proven fraudulent !! Other than all of the money wasted,what have they accomplished ?? They are worthless ,and I do mean worthless !! They serve their own power hungry ,money seeking desires for ruling the nation !!

  3. His motion got voted down again yesterday. Maybe 3rd-time’s a charm . . .
    Poor Al Green. Dumb as a box of rocks, stubborn as a mule, and tenacious and a cockroach.
    He was elected to impeach Trump. Maybe he won’t get elected again.

  4. Mr. Green Jean’s hasn’t accomplished anything in this term of Congress except complain about Trump the one who has accomplished everything he has said he could but one thing. He didn’t get health care for everyone, yet. He would have accomplished that task if Congress didn’t stop him because they want to retain the broken , worthless unaffordable Obama Care worthless and troublesome . It’s great health care if you can afford it and never have to use it. I think if everyone has to have it then all, every one employed by the government should have to have the same insurance we the people have to have. That includes Congress.

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