A Congressional Black Caucus member announced his intent Tuesday to force a vote on the impeachment of President Donald Trump sometime next week.
Rep. Al Green, a Democrat from Texas, announced his call for Trump’s impeachment after Trump seemingly referred to football players who kneeled during the national anthem as “sons of bitches.”
“Mr. Speaker, I rise because my heart tells me that I must do something. I will stand here in the well of the Congress, and I will call for the impeachment of the president of the United States of America,” he said.
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Green referred to Trump’s comments from a Friday Alabama rally, saying that Trump had crossed the boundaries of decency for using “bitches” to refer to the football players.
“Mr. Speaker, I rise to denounce these comments that have been made because they have brought discourse to a new low. Mr. Speaker, this is a level of indecency that is unbecoming the presidency. Mr. Speaker, I rise to say to the world that this is not what America is all about,” Green said during a floor speech Tuesday. “Calling people SOBs, and we know what a B is. It’s a dog. Mr. Speaker, I rise because my heart tells me I must do something.”
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