Wednesday morning, Rep. Al Green (D-Tx) took to the House floor and cried impeach President Trump. Trying to justify that statement he said, “It’s a position of conscience for me.”
Democrats smell a little blood in the water and jump on the “impeach” train. Mainstream media makes it seem that Democrats and Republicans alike feel this same way, but it is simply untrue. Top Democrats in Congress have stated it is far too soon to take such an action, or even put that on the table.
Not surprising, Green was the first one in the House to demand Trump’s impeachment. A non-factual report in New York Times has Green feeling virtuous. The report claims that Trump demanded that Comey end the investigation of Michael Flynn, former National Security adviser.
“I rise today, Mr. Speaker,” Green said, “to call for the impeachment of the President of the United States of America for obstruction of justice, We cannot allow this to go unchecked—the president is not above the law, it is time for the American people to weigh in.”
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Green started his rhetoric Monday, The Hill reported, calling for others in Congress to shout, “ITN: Impeach Trump Now.”
Many Republicans and Democrats feel that Green is behaving foolishly, jumping to conclusions instead of waiting for the facts.
Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) told lawmakers, “Members are reminded to refrain from engaging in personalities toward the president such as accusations that he committed an impeachable offense.”
House Intelligence Committee, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), said Wednesday that impeaching any President is not something that Congress should enter into lightly. “No one should rush to embrace the most extraordinary remedy for removing a president,” Schiff said.