Democratic Rep. Al Green (Texas) is planning to take Articles of Impeachment to the floor of Congress for another vote, even after his losing proposition to impeach President Donald J. Trump failed in the past.
Green made his first attempt to impeach Trump at the beginning of December. The two articles of impeachment Green presented fell flat, as 364 lawmakers in the House voted against even considering them on Dec. 6, with only 58 Democrats voting along with Green.
Friday, Green said that “as a proud American,” he plans to continue to pursue impeachment. Green declared he knows bigotry and racism, looking back on what he experienced himself as a person of color, including offensive statements made to him, segregation and other terrible instances of racial bias.
He then referred to President Trump, suggesting that he has at many times displayed “racist and bigoted” behavior, and made such comments as to categorize himself as a racist. Green says he’s ready to take action again.
“Talk is cheap. In Congress, it’s how we vote that counts,” Green declared, going on to say that members vote to “reflect our will in Congress,” and that those are the votes “that count.”
Green says that “as a person of good conscience,” he cannot stand by and not take action to attempt to impeach President Trump by way of Article 2, Section 4 of the Constitution. Green is referring to the section of the constitution related to disqualification, which says: “The President, Vice President and all civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors.”
You may watch Green’s announcement in the video below.