Democratic Rep: ‘I Will Call for the Impeachment of the President’

• September 26, 2017 1:05 pm


Democratic Rep. Al Green (Texas) said Tuesday that he will be filing a resolution to force a House vote to impeach President Donald Trump.

In a symbolic move, Green stood at the podium on the Republican side of the House floor while he denounced Trump's attacks on NFL players protesting during the national anthem, the Hill reported.

"I rise today as a proud American. A person who believes in his country, who salutes the flag, and says the Pledge of Allegiance, and sings the national anthem," Green said, sporting an American flag tie.

Green denounced Trump's comments on Friday when he called for NFL owners to "get that son of a bitch off the field" if players kneel for the national anthem.

Those comments, along with Trump's tweets about the NFL over the weekend, renewed the controversy that surrounded former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick's protest of kneeling during the national anthem before games.

"I rise to say to the world, that this is not what America is about," Green said while slamming the podium. "I rise because my heart tell me that I must do something."

"I denounce the comments that were made, and I rise to announce that on next week, Mr. Speaker, I will bring a privileged resolution before the Congress of the United States of America," said Green, a member of the Congressional Black Caucus.

"I will stand here in the well of the Congress and I will call for the impeachment of the president of the United State of America," Green said.

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