Democrat intends to force impeachment vote against Donald Trump

Rep. Al Green a Texas Democrat will force the House to vote on articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump this afternoon. Green announced the move yesterday on the House floor

Democrat intends to force impeachment vote against Donald Trump

Green has been threatening impeachment for months, regularly taking to the House floor to say that Trump is unfit to serve.

He argued that the president was "unmindful of the high duties of his high office and the dignity and properties thereof". "It divides and damages the social fabric of our country in ways that obstruction of justice can not".

Green's measure is being introduced as a "privileged resolution", meaning a vote must occur within two legislative days. Green's resolution claims that Trump has been harmful to the USA, citing various comments the president has made, such as referring to white nationalist protesters as "very fine people" and describing Rep. Frederica Wilson as "whacky" on multiple occasions.

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The current resolution doesn't mention obstruction of justice but cites Trump's comments on race relations, transgender individuals and professional football players, who the president referred to as "sons of bitches" for not standing during the National Anthem. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) called impeachment a waste of time and energy, while Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) urged patience for frustrated Democrats who wanted to bring impeachment proceedings against Trump. With special counsel Robert Mueller and congressional committees investigating connections between Russian Federation and Trump's 2016 campaign, Pelosi has said any impeachment drive should wait until there's evidence of an impeachable offense. She has also said that impeachment must be rooted in facts rather than personal opinions about the President.

The resolution has no real chance of advancing in the House. But he later pledged to force a vote by Christmas.

A vote to table the motion would force Democrats to explain to restive liberals eager to see Trump removed from office why they did not support an attempt to do so.

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House Democrats are "overwhelmingly against" bringing this motion to the floor at this time, a Democratic aide said on Tuesday.

Green's intentions have raised concerns among other Democrats, however, with some arguing that the move may be premature and ultimately work against them. It is not about Republicans, it is about the fate of our Republic.

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