US Rep. Al Green plans Trump impeachment resolution

House Democrat plans to use ‘privileged motion’ to force vote on Trump impeachment today

US Rep. Al Green plans Trump impeachment resolution

BuzzFeed News reported on Tuesday that Green sent a letter to colleagues outlining the impeachment charges against Trump.

The impeachment resolution that Green's office circulated to reporters on Tuesday did not include allegations that Trump had committed a crime or obstructed justice.

The articles specifically accuse Trump of "associating the majesty and dignity of the presidency with causes rooted in white supremacy, bigotry, racism, anti-Semitism, white nationalism, or Neo-Nazism".

The congressman specifically referenced: Trump's comments after the deadly violence in Charlottesville, when Trump drew an equivalence between neo-Nazi demonstrators and liberal protesters; his decision last week to share three anti-Muslim videos posted by the deputy leader of a British far-right group; and a list of statements he has made denigrating groups and individuals, including National Football League players and the congresswoman Frederica Wilson.

A senior House Democratic leadership aide told CNN that "Pelosi and Hoyer will vote to table", referencing House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Maryland Rep. Steny Hoyer, the second ranking Democrat in the chamber.

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But the process of impeaching an American president and removing him from office is complex and challenging.

The impeachment vote will likely only be procedural. Most top Democrats have dismissed talk of impeachment.

Under House procedural rules, any member of the House may offer what is known as a "privileged motion" to force a vote on articles of impeachment.

Green decided not to force a vote at the time, but he pledged to do so before the year was out, which is soon. Both remained in office after the Senate voted to impeach failed.

Those comments, Green said cast "contempt on professional football players who engaged in constitutionally protected protests pertaining to allegations of police misconduct with regard to racial minorities, as well as casting contempt on the professional players' mothers by calling them mothers "bitches". May everyone vote their conscience knowing that history will judge us all".

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