House to Vote on Articles of Impeachment

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

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

Green has discussed impeaching Trump since the spring and previously filed impeachment articles in October, nearly forcing a vote at that time before House Democratic leaders persuaded him to temporarily abandon the effort. This is a debate that must happen NOW for the good of our country.

In a tweet on Tuesday, December 5, Green, a Democrat from Texas, announced he had released articles of impeachment against Trump, on which the House will vote on Wednesday.

Green and his allies were criticized for the effort, with the White House labeling them as "extremists".

Lawmakers are allowed under House rules to offer "privileged" motions on impeachment. Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Rep. Steny Hoyer, the second-ranking Democrat in the House, are both expected to vote to table the motion. "I will tell them that tomorrow we will bring articles of impeachment to the floor of the Congress of United States of America for a vote".

But Green and his fellows don't want to wait. "May everyone vote their conscience knowing that history will judge us all".

"In his capacity as president of the United States, unmindful of the high duties of his high office and the dignity and proprieties thereof and of the harmony and courtesies necessary for stability within the society of the United States, Donald John Trump has, with his statements, done more than incite individuals and groups of Americans, more than insult individuals and groups of Americans".

Two other House Democrats have introduced impeachment articles, but they have not reached the floor.

Green also has cited Trump lashing out at NFL players who kneeled during the National Anthem to protest police brutality and his Muslim travel ban. "In doing this, hatred disguised as acceptable political correctness has festered in our body politic and polluted our discourse to our detriment. It is premature", Schumer told The Daily Beast in November. The vote Wednesday was 364-58, including "no" votes from Democratic Reps.

"The president is a criminal", said Rep. Luis V. Gutiérrez (D-Ill.).

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