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Good Luck with That: Texas Democrat Introduces Articles of Impeachment Against Trump

President Donald Trump smiles during State of the Union address, Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018 in Washington. (Win McNamee/Pool via AP)

The latest move from the Democrats’ secret campaign to help reelect Trump came Tuesday evening, first with the absurd vote to condemn President Trump for “racist” comments made against anti-Semitic and anti-American congressmwomen. But, for Texas congressman Al Green, that wasn’t enough. Green has been aggressively pushing for impeachment; on Monday he promised during a Facebook Live press conference to force an impeachment vote.

“I’m here to indicate to the world that to tolerate bigotry is to perpetuate bigotry, especially when you can do something about it […] I’m a member of the House of Representatives, and I as a member can do something about it,” Green said. “Each member of the House of Representatives can bring articles of impeachment to the floor of the House of Representatives. I’m here today to tell you, again, to bring articles of impeachment to the floor of the House of Representatives. I will do so by the end of this month.”

Well, apparently he was more anxious to move on with it because he didn’t wait for the end of the month. He made his third attempt at forcing a vote on impeachment the following evening after the House passed the resolution condemning Trump.

Texas Rep. Al Green has introduced articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, potentially forcing a vote this week on whether to remove the president from office.

The vote would come too soon for most Democrats, as a majority of the caucus appears to oppose impeachment, for now. But Green is seeking to capitalize on a growing sentiment for impeachment in the wake of Trump’s racist tweets over the weekend.

Green introduced the measure shortly after the House voted to condemn Trump for tweets that four Democratic congresswomen should “go back” to their home countries. All are Americans. Green said Tuesday that Trump is unfit for office and “enough is enough.”

Like his previous attempts, Rep. Green’s latest push for impeachment is likely to go nowhere. Polls have shown that a majority of voters oppose impeachment, and the Democrat establishment are certainly aware that impeaching Trump would backfire on them.


Matt Margolis is the author of the bestselling book The Worst President in History: The Legacy of Barack Obama. His new book, Trumping Obama: How President Trump Saved Us From Barack Obama’s Legacy, will be published on July 30, 2019. You can follow Matt on Twitter @MattMargolis