Rep. Al Green (D-TX) stated on Thursday that Virginia Democrat Gov. Ralph Northam’s blackface scandal is a sign of President Donald J. Trump’s “bigotry” and promised to keep pushing impeachment.
Green promised to press forward with the impeachment of President Trump, contending that Gov. Northam’s rejection to resign in the middle of his blackface scandal is a sign of Trump’s supposed racist views.
” When we enable bigotry to contaminate the body politic with impunity at the greatest level, other levels will expect impunity for their bigotry,” Green tweeted on Thursday. “Gov. Northam’s refusal to resign for his bigotry is a sign. Failure to act upon Pres. Trump’s bigotry is the problem. #ImpeachmentIsNotDead.”
When we allow bigotry to infect the body politic with impunity at the greatest level, other levels will anticipate impunity for their bigotry. Gov. Northam’s refusal to resign for his bigotry is a symptom. Failure to act upon Pres. Trump’s bigotry is the problem. #ImpeachmentIsNotDead
— Congressman Al Green (@RepAlGreen) February 7, 2019
Green also stated on Thursday that he will press for an impeachment vote no matter what Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation says about declared Russian collusion during the 2016 presidential campaign.
” There will be a vote on impeachment regardless as to what the Mueller Commission states,” Green stated on the Home flooring on Thursday.
@RepAlGreen: “There will be a vote on impeachment regardless as to what the Mueller Commission says.” pic.twitter.com/07 Nk0YxTHZ
— CSPAN (@cspan) February 7, 2019
Rep. Green has actually currently forced 2 failed impeachment votes on the House flooring, asked legislators to go “on record” and reject bigotry that begins “at the top.”
Northam, in addition to Lawyer General Mark Herring, continue to face calls to resign after they both admitted to wearing blackface in the 1980 s. Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax faces an allegation of sexual misbehavior also and subsequent calls to resign.
TheWashington Postcalled on Northam to resign in an editorial on Wednesday. Virginia Speaker of your house of Delegates Kirk Cox, who would become governor if Northam, Fairfax, and Herring resign, likewise gotten in touch with Herring to resign after confessing to using blackface.
” You have in Virginia, a Klansman and blackface next to each other in a yearbook. It has been acknowledged as that of the governor,” Congressman Green said. “There is enough proof not only to ask that the guv resign however to require that he do so.
However I understand why this level of bigotry is going to be tolerated to a particular degree since we don’t desire to handle the president. If we enable the president to exist with his bigotry, how can we demand with any degree of reliability that the governor resign? We need to begin at the top. This level of bigotry is trickling down.
Green asked rhetorically, “What much better way to handle bigotry in this country than to state to the world we will extricate a president from office for his bigotry?”
Sean Moran is a congressional press reporter for Breitbart News. Follow him on Twitter @SeanMoran3