Tuesday on C-SPAN’s “Washington Journal,” Rep. Al Green (D-TX) said it was a “exemplary thing” to impeach President Donald Trump over bigotry.
Green said, “He seems an un-indicted co-conspirator, we need to understand. The president fired the individual who was investigating his campaign to figure out whether there was collusion with Russians, truly conspiracy. Let’s use that term for public functions. Those two things deserve arguing consideration to impeachment. But more crucial than these is the whole notion of bigotry emanating from the president and his policy.”
He continued, “It is time for individuals to decide, are we going to handle bigotry or allow this to fester and grow? You do not remove bigotry by dealing with it in a politically practical way. You need to handle it head-on. We were chosen, we have a large bulk in the Home for a reason, and it’s not to enable Republicans to continue to manage the floor of your house of Representatives, and there will be another vote.”
He added, “Understanding the truth and the fact setting you totally free, is from the Christian Bible. And one man, one vote, comes from a case that went before the Supreme Court. But listen, my bro, this is not about the election that was lost. This has to do with the nation that may be lost. This is about whether or not we are going to do the ideal thing at the best time. This is the exemplary thing we are doing. Dr. King reminded us that the time is always right to do that which is right. What’s fantastic to me is that a lot of the status quo personalities will admit that he is unsuited to be president, will admit that he has done things that are the equivalent of impeachable offenses however will then turn and state we do not wish to distress our status quo. When the framers of the Constitution did this, understanding that there would be a time of chaos when this occurred. They knew it would be partisan. Check Out the Federalist Papers, the words of Madison, read what they stated in Federalist Documents about what the times would be like. Times such as these, they were prophetic with their works and we ought to comprehend that this is the time that they wrote about and Trump is the president they spoke about.”
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