In fulfilling his promise he made early Wednesday morning, Rep. Al Green (D-TX) officially introduced the articles of impeachment for President Donald Trump on the House floor.
“Mr. Speaker, in a metaphorical sense today, sometime after noon, shortly after 12 o'clock, I will take the road less traveled,” Green stated in the morning. “Mr. Speaker, I ask that no one take this journey with me. I am absolutely convinced that this is a road worth traveling.”
When it was Green's turn to re-address the House, he did not hold back in his thoughts on why he has introduced the articles:
“In his capacity as president of the United States, unmindful of the high duties of his high office and the dignity and proprieties thereof and of the harmony and courtesies necessary for stability within the society of the United States, Donald John Trump has, with his statements, done more than incite individuals and groups of Americans, more than insult individuals and groups of Americans. He has harmed the society of the United States. Brought shame and dishonor to the office of president of the United States.”
“He has harmed the society of the United States. Brought shame and dishonor to the office of President of the United States.” - @RepAlGreen presents Articles of Impeachment against President Trump. pic.twitter.com/GZTooBOUSR
— CSPAN (@cspan) December 6, 2017
“Sowing discord among the people of the United States by associating the majesty and dignity of the presidency with causes rooted in white supremacy, bigotry, racism, anti-semitism, white nationalism, or neo-Nazism on one or more of the following occasions.”
Despite having some support for proceeding with impeaching Trump, Democratic House leaders are trying to put a stop to it, saying “now is not the time to consider articles of impeachment.”
NEW: House Democratic leaders push back on colleagues' impeachment calls: “Now is not the time...” pic.twitter.com/0VQ5riQF5M
— IJR (@TheIJR) December 6, 2017
House members who first introduced the articles include Green, Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN), Rep. Luis Gutiérrez (D-IL) and Rep. Adriano Espaillat (D-NY).
Watch the video below.