Democrats officially unveil articles of impeachment against Donald Trump

Democrats officially unveil articles of impeachment against Donald Trump

Democrats officially unveil articles of impeachment against Donald Trump

Donald Trump, president and chief executive of Trump Organization Inc. and 2016 Republican presidential candidate, stands for a photograph after a Bloomberg Television interview at his campaign headquarters in Trump Tower in NY, U.S., on Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015.

Past efforts to get Trump on the road to impeachment have involved citing the president's actions, including his firing of then-FBI Director James Comey in May and the continuing-to-evolve revelations about the Trump presidential campaign's possible ties to Russians seeking to sway the US presidential election, but this time around Green simply stood on the House floor and read Trump's tweets.

Green also argued that Trump should not have to be convicted of a crime to be impeached.

A handful of Democrats in Washington have backed proposals to eject Mr. Trump, including an impeachment resolution unveiled by Representative Al Green of Texas, and opinion polls have found considerable support for impeachment among Democratic voters.

Donald John Trump, president of the United States of America, unmindful of the high duties of his high office and the dignity and proprieties thereof, and of the harmony, respect, and courtesies which ought to exist and be maintained in American society, has under the inane pretext of dispensing with political correctness, produced a demonstrable record of inciting white supremacy, sexism, bigotry, hatred, xenophobia, race-baiting, and racism by demeaning, defaming, disrespecting, and disparaging women and certain minorities.

Congress can only remove the president with a vote by two-thirds of the Senate.

Still, this is the second time articles of impeachment have been introduced.

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Green introduced his article as "privileged", meaning he wants the articles to be considered on the House floor within two legislative days.

Green initially said he planned to file the resolution last week, but he postponed it after the mass shooting in Las Vegas. This time around Green had vowed to force a vote that would become the first formal referendum in Congress on impeaching the president.

Al Green says he'll do it again and intends to eventually force a vote.

Green's move is highly unlikely to get legs in the Republican-controlled chamber, where the resolution is expected to be permanently tabled. But when the GOP presiding officer moved to begin the process to consider the resolution less than an hour later, Green did not show up.

"I don't want to vote on impeachment", Nadler said.

Green cited Trump's statements and actions related to Muslims, Puerto Rican hurricane victims, transgender Americans, NFL football players and others. "He warrants impeachment, trial and removal from office".

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