Democratic congressman files articles of impeachment against Trump

Rep. Al Green (D-Texas) on Tuesday introduced articles of impeachment against President Trump.

Green said that Trump’s racist remarks urging four minority congresswoman to “go back” to their ancestral countries, and other comments, had subjected the office of the presidency to “contempt, ridicule, disgrace, and disrepute,” divided the country, and demonstrated that “he is unfit to be president.”

The House’s Democratic leadership has tried to put off addressing the controversial question of impeachment, but Green’s move will force them to take up the issue.

Under House rules, the Democratic leadership can to try to table the impeachment articles (potentially alienating the party’s liberal base), refer them to the House Judiciary Committee for possible consideration, or allow a vote.

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