In November, a few Democrats in the House tried to get support for an impeachment effort to oust President Donald Trump.
Then on Wednesday, Rep. Al Green (D-TX) attempted to bring the articles of impeachment to a vote.
Green said, as previously reported by Independent Journal Review:
“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.”
The majority of Congress voted against the effort. But Green just thinks it's the first step for him.
During an interview with MSNBC's Alex Witt, Green first took a shot at the president for his trip to Mississippi to see the new civil rights museum.
“The president is there for reasons associated with things that are not necessarily going to be beneficial to the people that are within the museum, the people who made the history that we plan to celebrate,” Green said. “He's there for a photo op. He's not there to announce that he's going to do something significant to change the lives of African-Americans.”
Witt redirected the conversation to Green's failure to get enough support for impeachment. “Do you this morning feel a little bit let down by Democrats?” she asked.
“No, I don't,” Green said. Then, he brought up some of the most famous civil rights icons in U.S. history and compared himself to them.
“When Rosa Parks took that seat on the bus, she didn't do it assuming that she would end segregation in the South at that time. She did it because it was the right thing to do,” he said.
Next, he brought up another civil rights leader and suggested he could have created the spark needed to turn the impeachment of Trump into a reality.
You can watch his comments in the video below.