Al Green has vowed to force a House vote to impeach President Trump next week, saying the president’s attacks on NFL players who kneel during the national anthem have brought the national discourse “to a new low.”
The Texas Democrat announced on Twitter that he plans to file a privileged resolution that would automatically trigger a procedural vote.
Amid a national controversy about athletes who “take a knee” in silent protest at sporting events, a Democratic lawmaker from Texas says he’s making good on his promise to put into motion articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, a Republican.
“I rise today as a proud American, a person who believes in his country, who salutes the flag and says the Pledge of Allegiance and sings the national anthem,” Rep. Al Green said on the House floor Tuesday. “I rise today, Mr. Speaker, to make comments that I never thought I’d have to make in the well of the house of Congress.”
Green vowed to file what’s called a “privileged resolution” in order to force a vote next week.
Next week, I will officially be introducing articles of impeachment against the President of the United States. #RepealAndReplaceTrump
— Congressman Al Green (@RepAlGreen) September 26, 2017
“I rise to defend any mother who has been called a dog because her son engaged in peaceful protest,” the Texas legislator said, and “to defend any son who is called the son of a dog because he engaged in peaceful protest.”
— CSPAN (@cspan) September 26, 2017
How far from reality are Dem lawmakers nowadays?