“Friends, whether we like it or not, we now have a bigot in the White House who incites hatred and hostility,” he wrote in a letter to colleagues on Tuesday. -Al Green (D- Texas)
The everlasting campaign to have President Donald Trump impeached from office has made headlines once again this week. A substantial number of house Democrats joined house republicans to insure the failure of a vote to impeach President Trump. Even with this united effort 58 house democrats voted in favor of impeaching President Trump. The vote came after Texas Representative Al Green forced (D- Texas) the vote to impeach the President through introducing the articles of impeachment. On Wednesday the House voted 364 to 58 to sideline the measure to impeach President Donald Trump.
“Donald John Trump, by causing such harm to the society of the United States is unfit to be president and warrants impeachment, trial and removal from office,” Green said on the House floor as he introduced the articles.
Despite the motion being severely defeated, Rep. Al Green still believes that this is only the first development of many in the quest to impeach the president. Green, the seven term Houston area lawmaker, said himself that he acknowledged the fact that the odds of this passing were unlikely but his conscious compelled him to push forward with the measure.
Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi and Congressman Steny Hoyer stated in a joint statement “Now is not the time to consider articles of impeachment,” shortly after Green’s introducing of the articles.
The White House was quick to dismiss the effort and labeled Green and his allies as “extremists.” “It’s disappointing that extremists in Congress still refuse to accept the President’s decisive victory in last year’s election,” spokesman Raj Shah said in a statement. He went on to say, “Their time would be better spent focusing on tax relief for American families and businesses, and working to fund our troops and veterans through the holiday season rather than threaten a government shutdown.”
Green’s articles of impeachment, while stating most of the arguments the left have made against President Trump’s presidency failed to obtain even a fraction of the democratic vote. He cites President Trump’s comments during the white supremacist rallies in Charlottesville as well as his tweeting of a British right-winged extremist. This further displays the disconnection between the political left of congress and the political left of the American people.