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Democratic Rep. Al Green To File Articles Of Impeachment Against Trump

Rep. Green notified Democratic Party leadership of his intentions to file articles of impeachment against Trump Tuesday night.
UNITED STATES - MAY 9: Rep. Al Green, D-Texas, participates in the event for coalition of advocacy groups delivering over ten million petition signatures to Congress on Thursday, May 9, 2019, urging the U.S. House of Representatives to start impeachment proceedings against Donald Trump. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
By Kirsten West Savali · July 16, 2019

Rep. Al Green (D-Texas) has notified his Democratic colleagues that he will file articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump Tuesday night, despite pushback from members in his party, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who has consistently resisted doing so, the Washington Post reports.

“You’re wasting your time, unless the evidence is so conclusive that the Republicans will understand,” Pelosi told USA Today in a March 2019 interview. “Otherwise, it’s a gift to the president. We take our eye off the ball.”

According to the Post, “Under House rules, Democratic leaders can decide to try to table the impeachment articles, effectively killing them for now; refer them to the House Judiciary Committee for consideration; or allow the vote to proceed as is.”

More than 80 members of the House have called for launching an impeachment inquiry, the Washington Post reports.