Rep. Al Green of Texas is the latest Democrat to promise an impeachment of President Trump. He ranted and raved on the House floor about it today.
The Washington Examiner reports:
Al Green vows to force Trump impeachment vote before Christmas
Rep. Al Green, D-Texas, said Wednesday he hopes to force a House vote to impeach President Trump before Christmas.
Green introduced articles of impeachment against Trump last month, and said the president has become the “chief inciter of racism, bigotry, hatred, xenophobia, sexism, ethnocentrism.” But the Texas Democrat said he wanted to wait until Christmas to vote on Trump’s impeachment because he believes “there is a need for the public to weigh in.”
“The momentum is building, Mr. Speaker. The momentum is building. More people favor impeachment than not. Momentum is building,” he said during a speech on the House floor Wednesday. “People should weigh in. They should let others know how they feel about impeachment. They should let others know how they feel about the chief inciter of all of these ugly actions by way of persons responding to the chief inciter.”
Green said he has been warned of the “political consequences” of pushing for a vote on the House floor to impeach Trump, but said he is not deterred by the ramifications of doing so.
Watch the video:
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He’s a hero in his own mind.