December 6, 2017
Texas representative, Al Green, a liberal lawmaker, says he’ll force the House to vote Wednesday on impeaching President Donald Trump. Despite suggestions from the republicans and democrats that he let it go, Green says he’s going to move forward anyway.
Green says in a letter that he’s wanting a vote on impeachment because “we now have a bigot in the White House who incites hatred and hostility.” But, even other Democrats agree that there is no evidence of impeachable offenses. House minority leader Nancy Pelosi even said that any impeachment effort should await hard evidence Trump has committed an impeachable offense.
According to USA Today, Green’s resolution accuses Trump of causing “harm to American society.” It cites his support for banning Muslim immigrants and comments defending participants in a white supremacists’ rally after this year’s riot in Charlottesville, Virginia. Green also argued that Trump’s conduct in the White House (while admittedly not criminal) had amounted to “high misdemeanor” and warranted removal from the Oval Office. “For too long, we have allowed our civility to prevent us from confronting the invidious incivility of President Donald J. Trump,” he said.
— Congressman Al Green (@RepAlGreen) December 5, 2017
But his impeachment vote doesn’t have a chance at succeeding. Even if a majority of the House votes to impeach the president, the Senate would need a 2/3 majority in order for the motion to pass. Republicans control both houses right now.
Other Democrats have warned the prematurity of this vote could hinder any future chances of impeachment. Isn’t it fascinating how now Democrats are suddenly…