Al Green Files Impeachment Articles Against President Trump

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Another alleges Trump brought "shame and dishonor to the office of the presidency by associating the majesty and dignity of the presidency with causes rooted in white supremacy, bigotry, racism, anti-Semitism, white nationalism and neo-Nazism". He argued that Trump's "relationship with Vladimir Putin and Russian Federation", allegations that Trump is seeking to "promote his own business interests" as president, and his "seeming determination to go to war" as grounds for impeachment.

Green presented the 15-page articles of impeachment to the House, claiming that Trump has "brought disrepute on the presidency" by 'fueling an alt-right hate machine'.

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.

He also says the president betrayed his trust as President to the manifest injury of the American people and is "unfit to be President".

This time Green contended that Trump should not have to be convicted of a crime to be impeached and forced from office.

Still, this is the second time articles of impeachment have been introduced.

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A few of the actions which Green cited as he read his articles of impeachment on the House floor today, include Trump's accusation that President Obama had wiretapped Trump Tower, Trump's lack of response to the Charlottesville, Va white supremacist march, and his repeated attacks on NFL players for utilizing their First Amendment right to free speech by protesting during the national anthem.

With Republicans in full control of Congress, there is no prospect in the near term that the president might be impeached.

If Mr Green were to try and seek a vote on the issue, it could put many Democrats in a hard position.

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.

Wearing an American flag-themed tie, Green initially declared that his impeachment bid would use a special "privilege" procedure that he could have invoked to force a vote. But when, less than an hour later, the House's presiding officer called the resolution up for action, Green did not appear on the floor to offer it. GOP aides said they planned to move to table Green's resolution, killing it outright.

"Before I left the floor, there was an understanding with the parliamentarian and other persons who were there that it would not be voted on immediately", he said. Some in the party think it would be an overreach to go for the political jugular, and might alienate voters in the process, putting the Dems even deeper in the hole in the upcoming midterm elections.

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