US Rep. Al Green, Houston Democrat, unveils articles of impeachment against Trump


While just about every president to serve as commander and chief of the United States has faced calls for impeachment by political pundits, citizens and even politicians, it's not often that multiple articles of impeachment are brought forth by Congress.

Apatow also tweeted that the president should be impeached after Trump insisted that NFL players be forced to stand during the national anthem.

A vote in favor of impeachment could make Democrats look like they're overreaching and reflexively obstructionist, while a vote against could inflame the restive left flank of the party.

On Wednesday Green introduced articles of impeachment on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives, livening up a session that was otherwise focused on whistleblower protection - and then quickly missed his chance to force an up-or-down vote in the House. As Trump's presidency has worn on, many have called for his impeachment. Since the House, like the Senate, is majority Republican, it's unlikely Green's resolution will get enough votes to pass.

"In so doing", Green continued, Trump "has fueled and is fueling an alt-right hate machine and his worldwide covert sympathizers, engendering racial antipathy, LGTBQ enmity, religious anxiety, stealthy sexism and awful xenophobia, perfidiously causing immediate injury to American society".

The rapper compared Trump's sins to those of President Bill Clinton, who was impeached in 1998 though not removed from office.

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

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Green introduced the articles of impeachment as a privileged motion, which normally would have compelled the House to vote on the resolution within two legislative days. When the GOP presiding officer moved to consider the resolution less than hour later, Green wasn't there.

Green had planned to introduce the articles of impeachment on October 2, but postponed after a gunman killed 58 people in Las Vegas.

While Green's actions won't lead to an immediate impeachment of the President, it is yet another step in that direction.

If Mr Green were to try and seek a vote on the issue, it could put many Democrats in a hard position. But aside from that minor detail, the other, most likely the reason is a simple one: Democrats are not ready to impeach Trump at this point, something Green is well aware of.

Wearing an American flag-themed tie, Green initially declared that his impeachment bid would use a special "privilege" procedure that he could have invoked to force a vote.

"It would be a disservice to the American people for it to be voted on immediately", he said.