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Democratic Rep. Al Green Introduces Articles Of Impeachment Against President Trump

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Democratic Rep. Al Green Introduces Articles Of Impeachment Against President Trump




Rep. Al Green (D-Texas) on Wednesday made good on his threat to introduce articles of impeachment against President Trump on the House floor, a move that will trigger an automatic vote.

Green argued that “enough is enough” and Trump’s actions in the White House warrant invoking the 25th Amendment.

“I rise today on behalf of the many who have concluded that enough is enough,” Green said during his opening remarks. “I rise today to speak on behalf of the many persons who believe that Article 2, Section 4 of the Constitution of the United States of America has meaning and that it is something that is appropriate for a time such as this.”

The Texas Democrat said Trump has incited “hatred, bigotry, and invidious discrimination” against the American people, including “high crimes and misdemeanors.”




“Resolved that Donald J. Trump, president of the United States of America, has undermined the integrity of his office with impunity and brought disrepute on the presidency with immunity, has betrayed his trust as president to the manifest injury of the American people,” Green said, “and is unfit to be president, and is impeached pursuant to Article 2, Section 4 to the Constitution of the United States of America.”

Green is the second Democrat to introduce articles of impeachment against Trump. U.S. Rep. Brad Sherman of California was the first to do so in July.

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