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.”
Rep. Al Green: "What do you do when the leader of the free world is a racist? … Here's what you do. You file a resolution condemning the president for racist comments directed at Members of Congress. What do you do? You file Articles of Impeachment." pic.twitter.com/C6FUOTSj3l
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) July 16, 2019
More than 80 members of the House have called for launching an impeachment inquiry, the Washington Post reports.Share :