The Rev. Will Green, the pastor who was caught on camera heckling Attorney General Jeff Sessions over the Trump administration’s treatment of immigrants this week, told CNN on Tuesday that he felt called upon by his faith to protest what he sees as injustice.
Talking with CNN’s John Berman, Green explained why he quoted the Bible verse Matthew 25:43 to show Sessions why his immigration policies were against the word of God.
“The 25th chapter of Matthew, this story, is a wonderful tool for us to use to examine our lives,” he said. “It’s a wonderful way for us to hold our lives up against the teachings of Christ, up to the witness of Jesus and to really look within, to get honest and to say, ‘How are we doing? How are we treating others?'”
Green went on to explain that Christians had a special duty to be compassionate toward refugees fleeing violence in their home countries, as he said Christ was directly referencing the situations refugees find themselves in when he said, “I was a stranger and you did not take me in.”
“I call these people my friends,” he said. “I call them my neighbors, I call them my family. God calls them my people. Jesus calls them beloved and that’s who I listen to for my messaging.”
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Trump thinks impeachment is over after House vote
Following a vote by the Democratic House to table an effort by Rep. Al Green (D-TX) to approve articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, the president gloatingly told reporters "that's the end of it," and mocked the resolution as a "ridiculous project."
"The House of Representatives rejecting a bid to launch impeachment proceedings against President Trump, and President Trump declaring victory," reported CNN's Erin Burnett. "Telling reporters seconds ago 'We've just received an overwhelming vote against impeachment, and that's the end of it.' He went on to call it the 'most ridiculous project.' Riding high now over how the whole saga over his racist tweets is playing out."
There are enough votes to impeach Trump if it comes to the floor: CNN’s April Ryan quotes congressman
On Wednesday, the House voted 332 to 95 to table articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump brought forth by Rep. Al Green (D-TX). Democrats were divided, with 137 members agreeing to table the resolution. All 194 Republicans and independent Justin Amash also voted to do so.
But despite the resounding defeat for Green's measure, one congressman told CNN commentator and American Urban Radio Network director April Ryan that while many Democrats want to continue with investigations for the time being, he believes there would be enough votes to pass it if it actually made it to the floor.
Pelosi slaps Trump with a backhanded compliment: ‘He’s a great distractor — that’s what this is about’
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) on Wednesday accused President Donald Trump of making a racist attack on four U.S. congresswomen to distract from failures in his administration.
At a press conference, Pelosi told the reporters that lawmakers were "gentle" in condemning only Trump's tweets as "racist" in a recent vote.
"We weren't saying he is racist," she explained. "We were saying that the words that he used were racist."
"We all know the argument that could be made against us in terms of our philosophy, in terms of our priorities and the rest," Pelosi said. "And the president knows there are arguments that could be made against him and, therefore, he wants to distract from them."