Tuesday, 14 August, 2018

Democrat vows to force POTUS Trump impeachment vote this week

Rep. Al Green will introduce on the house floor Wednesday to force a vote on Trump's impeachment Democrat vows to force POTUS Trump impeachment vote this week
Melinda Barton | 06 December, 2017, 19:42

"I will them that it's about democracy".

Green added that he planned to introduce the articles of impeachment to the House Floor as soon as Wednesday.

A Texas lawmaker will introduce a resolution Wednesday to force a vote on the impeachment of President Donald Trump.

Another problem for Democrats is that opposing Green's resolution puts them at risk of angering numerous party's rabidly anti-Trump voters.

In his impeachment resolution, Mr Green asserts that the President's conduct in office amounts to a "high misdemeanour" that warrants removal from office.

"In doing this, hatred disguised as acceptable political correctness has festered in our body politic and polluted our discourse to our detriment", Green said. "It causes unparalleled destruction to our society in the long- and short-term that will not easily heal".

Instead, Green highlighted Trump's supposed association with "White Nationalism, Neo-Nazism and Hate", as well as "Inciting Hatred and Hostility", as offenses worthy of impeachment.

The current resolution doesn't mention obstruction of justice but cites Trump's comments on race relations, transgender individuals and professional football players, who the president referred to as "sons of bitches" for not standing during the National Anthem. That's because Republicans control the House and Democrats are split, with many believing it is premature to discuss impeachment as special counsel Robert Mueller investigates possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation in the 2016 election.

"It's not someplace that I think we should go", House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said on CNN's "State of the Union" last month. She has also said that impeachment must be rooted in facts rather than personal opinions about the President.

The impeachment vote will likely only be procedural. But he later pledged to force a vote by Christmas.

Depending on your perspective, the specter or hope of impeachment has hung over this administration since before Donald Trump took office in January of this year.

House Democrats are "overwhelmingly against" bringing this motion to the floor at this time, a Democratic aide said on Tuesday. "May everyone vote their conscience knowing that history will judge us all".