Congressman Al Green, D-Texas, has announced that he intends to bring an impeachment vote against President Donald Trump today.
Green will use a rule to allow a privileged motion to bring the vote forward, hr announced on C-SPAN today. The motion will allow him to force a vote in the House within a two-day span without having to get approval from Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan.
According to Green, “This president is unfit. He has committed high misdemeanors. Andrew Johnson was impeached for less, and articles of impeachment will be brought against him today.”
Earlier this week Green released a letter to fellow House members that read in part:
“This is not about Democrats, it is about democracy. It is not about Republicans, it is about the fate of our Republic. … May everyone vote their conscience knowing that history will judge us all.”
Green further stated in the letter to fellow House members that statements by Trump and his administration have associated the presidency with White nationalism, neo-Nazism, and “inciting hatred and hostility.”
The motion by Green is considered a symbolic action and is not expected to pass. However, it will serve to officially note the stance of other House members on the impeachment of Trump. It is expected that Speaker Ryan will bring a “motion to table” Green’s impeachment resolution to stop the vote. Green was the first member of Congress to call for the impeachment of Trump for high crimes and misdemeanors.
Green is expected to bring his resolution at the same time President Trump will be delivering a speech about his new Israel policy today at 1 p.m.