Al Green has had articles of impeachment against President Trump now for some time, and because the House voted yesterday to rebuke Trump for his earlier tweets, Green says he’s going to try force a vote on impeachment today. Because the resolution is privileged, he can force a vote on it:
Al Green on why today for his push on an articles of impeachment: “As a result of what we did yesterday, the president suffers no harm, he doesn’t have to pay any fine, he’s not going to lose his job. But today, we have the opportunity to punish.” pic.twitter.com/YldjuzWPYq
— Manu Raju (@mkraju) July 17, 2019
It’s not set in stone yet, but Green says he’s going to push for the vote this afternoon.
Green says he wants to get Democrats on the record on impeachment, but if Pelosi has her way Democrats will shoot down the resolution.
I do think it will be interesting to see who goes on the record for impeaching Trump, without any legitimate proof of ‘high crimes and misdemeanors’. Red State Democrats will surely vote against it as well as those in league with Pelosi. And in conjunction with all Republicans voting against it (it better be all of them), the resolution should easily fail.