Texas Democratic Rep. Al Green said he would postpone the filing of an impeachment resolution to the House of Representatives Monday due to the mass shooting in Las Vegas that left at least 58 people dead and over 500 injured.
Green had been pushing to file a resolution to force the conversation of impeaching President Donald Trump to the House floor this week, but changed his mind after the horrific shooting that took place in Las Vegas Sunday night. Green said he will wait to file the resolution because “the nation is in mourning.”
— CSPAN (@cspan) October 2, 2017
“Many hearts are bleeding…there is much suffering. Lives have been lost in a senseless, needless manner in Las Vegas,” Green said in the House chamber Monday afternoon. Followed by a tweet saying, “There is a right time for all things. This is a time to mourn and a time to heal. Impeachment is postponed.”
There is a right time for all things. This is a time to mourn and a time to heal. Impeachment is postponed.
— Congressman Al Green (@RepAlGreen) October 2, 2017
There is a right time for everything and that this time should be taken for the nation to mourn and heal, Green said. The is likely to not pass through Congress.
“Mr. Speaker, I announce that impeachment is postponed,” Green said.
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