A Lone Democrat Just Introduced Articles of Impeachment Against Trump

A Lone Democrat Just Introduced Articles of Impeachment Against Trump

A Lone Democrat Just Introduced Articles of Impeachment Against Trump

"He warrants impeachment, trial and removal from office".

Accusing Trump of betraying "his trust as president" by embracing racism, Green referenced Adolf Hitler and made the point that Trump can still be removed from office even if he didn't commit a crime.

Green also argued that Trump should not have to be convicted of a crime to be impeached.

He said Mr Trump's response to neo-Nazi violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, his attack on National Football League players who had knelt in protest and his debunked claim that Barack Obama had wire-tapped him, had all undermined the integrity of the Oval Office and "brought disrepute on the presidency".

And Bill Clinton survived a Senate vote after the House impeached him in 1998 for lying to a federal grand jury about his extramarital affair with a White House intern.

The longtime Democratic U.S. representative from Houston has been quick to voice his disapproval and join others in criticizing and calling for the president's impeachment in the months - yeah, it has only been months - since Trump was sworn into office in January.

Speaking on the floor of the House Wednesday morning, Green said Trump's rhetoric and actions have fueled "an alt-right hate machine" and harmed American society. In so doing, Donald John Trump, President of the United States of America, has fueled and is fueling an alt-right hate machine and its worldwide covert sympathizers engendering racial antipathy, LGBTQ enmity, religious anxiety, stealthy sexism, and terrible xenophobia, perfidiously causing immediate injury to American society.

The impeachment of Mr Trump would require a majority vote in the House and a two-thirds majority in the Senate - both of which are now controlled by Republicans.

The Times called the Democrats' prospects of winning both the House and Senate next year "unlikely".

Last week, Rep. Green postponed introducing the articles of impeachment following the Las Vegas concert shooting.

Green introduced the articles of impeachment as a privileged motion, which normally would have compelled the House to vote on the resolution within two legislative days.

Al Green says he'll do it again and intends to eventually force a vote. Given that the House, like the Senate, is Republican-controlled, the articles were always likely to be tabled, but then, in a self-defeating move, Green failed to show up when the presiding officer began the process of consideration.

Green says that he didn't push for a vote now because he wants members of Congress to have a chance to read the text first, hence why he missed the opportunity to force a vote now. The resolution was therefore not offered and is not getting an imminent vote.

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