Some people may say that Donald Trump’s impeachment is long overdue. People like Rep. Al Green (D-Texas) have grown tired of Trump and believe he has done enough to be impeached.
On Tuesday, the Congressman stated that he will force a House floor vote on impeaching Trump. His remarks come after Trump attacked NFL players protesting police brutality.
reen, a member of the Congressional Black Caucus, stood on the GOP side of the House chamber to announce his plans.
“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.
“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.
Last Friday during a rally in Alabama Trump decided to attack former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick for kneeling during the national anthem.
“Wouldn’t you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say, ‘Get that son of a bitch off the field right now. He is fired,’” Trump said.
That was the final straw for Green, who said that Trump’s comments amount to “a level of indecency that is unbecoming the presidency.”
“I rise to say to the world that this is not what America is all about,” Green said, hitting the podium for emphasis.
Green’s force for a vote on whether to impeach Trump or not is allowed under House rules, which states that any member can file what is known as a “privileged” resolution that argues something goes against the dignity and integrity of the House.
The only problem now is to get Republicans on board to vote yes on impeaching Trump, something that isn’t expected to happen.