Texas Rep. Al Green (D) said in a House floor speech Wednesday that he will continue forcing votes on articles of impeachment against President Trump “again and again and again” to fight his “injustice.”
“If we allow this injustice to persist what is happening and said in the White House is going to impact every house in this country. We must take stand against this president and his bigoted comments,” Green said, referring to Trump’s reported remarks calling Haiti and African nations “shithole countries.”
“I’m going to do everything I can to change it and it is within my power as a member of the Congress of the United States to bring articles of impeachment against this president for what he has done,” Green continued.
“I have done it before I will do it again and again and again,” he said. “I will not allow it to happen unchallenged.”
The Hill added:
Green previously forced an impeachment vote in December that failed but attracted the largest number of Democratic supporters so far, with the measure receiving 58 votes.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) released a joint statement in December after voting to table Green’s resolution.
“Right now, Congressional committees continue to be deeply engaged in investigations into the President’s actions both before and after his inauguration. The special counsel’s investigation is moving forward as well, and those inquiries should be allowed to continue.”
“Now is not the time to consider articles of impeachment,” they wrote.