Rep. Al Green (D-TX) said Tuesday that articles of impeachment would be filed against President Donald Trump next week.
“I rise not as a Democrat or Republican,” Green said on the House floor. “I rise today, Mr. Speaker, not as a liberal or conservative. 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.”
“I rise today to make comments I never thought I would have to make,” Green said. “I rise today to defend, denounce, and announce. Mr. Speaker, I rise to defend any mother who has been called dog because her son engaged in peaceful protest.”
“I rise today to defend any son who is called the son of a dog because he engaged in peaceful protest. I rise to denounce these comments that have been made because they have brought discourse to a new low. This is a level of indecency is unbecoming of the presidency.”
Green then announced he would file a privileged resolution for impeachment of the president sometime next week. The House has to act on privileged resolutions within two legislative days.
Impeaching Trump would require a majority vote in the GOP-led House of Representative and a two-thirds majority vote in the GOP-led Senate.
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