Rep. Al Green (D., Texas) argued Thursday that President Donald Trump has "committed impeachable offenses" and warned if the president "makes another racial slur, he knows I'm waiting for him."
Green clarified that "what I actually said is there's a likelihood that there would be impeachment articles filed."
"And this president has committed impeachable offenses," Green continued. "I take great offense at the notion that he can have perfidy perpetrated, that he can engage in invidious discrimination, and I think we ought to be on the record showing that we disapprove of it."
When the reporter asked Green if such an effort would be a gift to Republicans, Green seemed unconcerned about the impact on lawmakers across the aisle.
"It's not about Republicans, it's about the republic and whether or not we're going to maintain a republic or we're going to have a president who disregards most of the rules and who seems to think he's above the law," Green said. "He's not. Nobody is above the law, not even the president."
Green argued it's unnecessary to hold off on impeachment until after special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation concludes because he's basing cause on Trump's "perfidy" and "insidious behavior."
"All of this bigotry that he's enshrined in policy is what this is all about. If he makes another racial slur, he knows I'm waiting for him," he said.