WASHINGTON — Rep. Al Green (D-Texas) said the House of Representatives “convicted” President Donald Trump by voting to pass a resolution to “condemn” his attacks on freshman House Democrats.
Referring to Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.), Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) and Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.), Trump said, “If you’re not happy here, then you can leave.”
The final vote on Tuesday evening was 240-187 with four Republicans joining the Democrats in voting yes.
Green saw the passage of the resolution as a “conviction” that could lead to impeachment. Green was pushing for an up-or-down vote on articles of impeachment Wednesday evening but the effort failed.
“He was convicted. I see this as a bifurcated process. Yesterday was his trial. He was convicted. Today is his punishment and I’m pushing for impeachment because yesterday we imposed no sanctions. There’s no fine and he’s not going to leave office,” Green said. “The president ought to be sanctioned so as to impose proper sanctions we then have to move to today. It’s a bifurcated process.”