Congressman Al Green announces next steps in process to impeach President Trump

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 12:38PM
Texas Congressman Al Green announced that he will officially introduce articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump.


WASHINGTON, D.C. - Texas Congressman Al Green announced that he will officially introduce articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump.

Green shared the message on Twitter Tuesday morning.


In May, Green gained national attention as the first representative to call for Trump's impeachment on the House floor. He also stated that move has brought death threats to his office.

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Green, whose district includes southwest Houston, cited "obstruction of justice" in his impeachment call.

"I have engaged in the process of drafting articles of impeachment. My articles of impeachment are being reviewed and at some point, if no one else does, I will file articles of impeachment to impeach President Donald J. Trump for obstruction of justice," he said. The question really is not whether the president has obstructed justice, the question really is whether the president can obstruct justice with impunity."

California Democrat Rep. Brad Sherman joined Green in support of the impeachment process.

Sherman announced the action in a statement, "Recent disclosures by Donald Trump Jr. indicate that Trump's campaign was eager to receive assistance from Russia. It now seems likely that the President had something to hide when he tried to curtail the investigation of National Security Advisor Michael Flynn and the wider Russian probe. I believe his conversations with, and subsequent firing of, FBI Director James Comey constitute Obstruction of Justice."

Sherman's impeachment article states that Trump should be impeached due to "high crimes and misdemeanors."
In his statement, Sherman described Trump as "America's amateur president," who demonstrates "ignorance accompanied by a refusal to learn."

"We're no longer surprised by any action, no matter how far below the dignity of the office - and no matter how dangerous to the country," Sherman wrote. "We now begin the effort to force the House Judiciary Committee to hold hearings on Obstruction of Justice and Russian interference in our election."

Fifty percent of the House of Representatives and two-thirds of the Senate must agree to remove a president from office.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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