Democrat House Member Introduces Impeachment Resolution

Oct 12, 2017

Democrat Representative Al Green addressed the floor of the House on Wednesday. He introduced articles of impeachment against President Trump. "I rise today on behalf of the many who have concluded that enough is enough.” Representative Green began his rhetorical indictment of the president saying, "Resolved that Donald J. Trump, president of the United States of America, has undermined the integrity of his office with impunity and has brought disrepute on the presidency … has betrayed his trust as president to the manifest injury of the American people and is unfit to be president, and is impeached pursuant to Article II, Section IV, of the Constitution of the United States of America," he said. For 23 minutes, Representative Green went on to complain that the president was guilty of all manner of terrible things including “inciting white supremacy, sexism, bigotry, hatred, xenophobia, race-baiting, and racism while in office.” Because Representative Green brought the articles under a Point of Privilege of the House, members had to take action on the legislation. The presiding officer of the House offered to consider the resolution within the hour, however Representative Green to did show up, “allowing the window for considering the vote to pass for the time being.”