After many months advocating for impeachment, Rep. Al Green (D-TX) announced on the House floor Wednesday that he intends to introduce the articles of impeachment for President Donald Trump on Wednesday so they can be voted on. Green and other House colleagues first announced the articles in early November.
“Mr. Speaker in a metaphorical sense today, sometime after noon, shortly after 12 o'clock, I will take the road less traveled,” Green stated. “Mr. Speaker I ask that no one take this journey with me. I am absolutely convinced that this is a road worth traveling.”
“Mr. Speaker, after 12 noon today, I will present articles of impeachment,” he continued. “And there are many who want to know what's next, what will happen, after there is a vote.”
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In a memo released Tuesday, Green said the articles of impeachment will be introduced as a privileged resolution:
Over the past few months, I have encountered several questions regarding the impeachment process, impeachment history and whether the offenses perpetuated by the President must be criminal in nature. I trust that the information and resources provided below will allow you to make the best possible decision for yourself, your district and for our nation. As I have said before, this is not about Democrats, it is about democracy. It is not about Republicans, it is about the fate of our Republic. May everyone vote their conscience knowing that history will judge us all.
When Green, Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN), Rep. Luis Gutiérrez (D-IL) and Rep. Adriano Espaillat (D-NY) first announced the articles, they said they are proceeding with the impeachment process due to “great concern for our country and our Constitution.”
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