Dem rep promises to start Trump impeachment within a week

Sergio Conner
January 13, 2018

U.S. Congressman Al Green held a press conference Friday to discuss his second attempt at having President Donald Trump impeached.

He said that the founders wanted a way to be able to remove a President who was "causing harm to society", adding that impeachment "was designed for a time such as this and a President such as Trump". In his announcement about the new resolution, Green alluded to reports the president referred to African nations as "shithole countries".

"This is related to his statements about Africa, the ugly language that he used, his language as it relates to people in Haiti", Green said. "In Congress, talk is cheap-it's how we vote that counts".

Green said that his effort to impeach the president will put him on the "right side of history".

Green said Trump has made comments on many occasions with racist and bigoted overtones, and the world expects action.

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Despite a widening partisan divide in Congress, Green's original impeachment effort, citing "bigotry, hatred and hostility from the president", was strongly opposed by House Democratic leaders, who considered it premature and potentially counterproductive. "Brought shame and dishonor to the office of president of the United States", Green said at the proceeding.

Green's first effort to impeach Trump a year ago failed.

Under House rules, any lawmaker can bring articles of impeachment - an act that constitutes a privileged motion that must get a vote. The House overwhelmingly voted, 364-58, in December to kill the resolution.

While facing global heat and widespread commendation, Trump has denied using such language, tweeting, "Never said anything derogatory about Haitians other than Haiti is, obviously, a very poor and troubled country".

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