Congressman From Texas Moves to Force Vote on Trump Impeachment
Rep. Al Green (D-Texas) said Tuesday that he will move to force a House floor vote to impeach President Trump next week as he denounced Trump's attacks on NFL players protesting police brutality.
Green, a member of the Congressional Black Caucus, stood on the GOP side of the House chamber to announce his plans to file a resolution that will automatically trigger a floor vote.
“I rise today as a proud American. A person who believes in his country, who salutes the flag and says the Pledge of Allegiance and sings the national anthem,” Green said, wearing an American flag-themed tie.
“I will stand here in the well of the Congress, and I will call for the impeachment of the president of the United States of America,” he said.
“I rise to say to the world that this is not what America is all about,” Green said, hitting the podium for emphasis.
Under House rules, any member can file what is known as a “privileged” resolution that argues something goes against the dignity and integrity of the House.
Even if Republicans reject it, as expected, Green can still force a procedural vote on his resolution.