Rep. Al Green (D-Texas) called for President Trump to be impeached on Monday following his decision to abruptly fire FBI Director James Comey last week, the man leading an investigation into possible ties between Trump’s campaign and Russian election interference.
“He has committed an impeachable act and must be charged. To do otherwise would cause some Americans to lose respect for, and obedience to, our societal norms,” he said in a statement, adding that Trump “is not above the law.”
“President Trump has committed an act for which he should be charged by the U.S. House of Representatives. The act is obstruction of a lawful investigation of the President’s campaign ties to Russian influence in his 2016 Presidential Election,” Green added.
Green also pointed to Trump’s recent tweet in which he said Comey ‘better hope that there are no “tapes” of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!’
James Comey better hope that there are no "tapes" of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 12, 2017
“These acts, when combined, amount to intimidation and obstruction,” Green said.
“I have said on previous occasions, and do now say again, the President should be impeached. I also say that this can happen with a Republican-controlled House and Senate if the public weighs in by demanding that the Republican President be charged by way of impeachment.”
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