Mr Green, who represents Texas's ninth congressional district, took to the House floor in October to say that Mr Trump's response to neo-Nazi violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, his attack on NFL players who knelt during the national anthem in protest, and his debunked claim that Barack Obama had wire-tapped him, had all undermined the integrity of the Oval Office and "brought disrepute on the presidency".
"That it's not about Republicans".
Green's intentions have raised concerns among other Democrats, however, with some arguing that the move may be premature and ultimately work against them.
"I refuse to sit on the sidelines while the world is considering one of the greatest issues of our time". "I will tell them that tomorrow, we will bring articles of impeachment to the floor of the Congress of the United States of America for a vote".Читайте также: Vladimir Putin to Run for Russian Presidency in 2018 Again
The impeachment vote will likely only be procedural. If he follows the proper procedures, Republicans will hold a vote on tabling - in effect killing - the proposal during the House's first series of votes on Wednesday, said a GOP leadership aide who spoke on condition of anonymity to describe a decision by party leaders.
He said that the founders wanted a way to be able to remove a President who was "causing harm to society", adding that impeachment "was designed for a time such as this and a President such as Trump". For numerous President's critics, it is axiomatic that the ties between the President's campaign and the Kremlin and the efforts since the earliest days of the transition by the Trump-Kushner clan to use the presidency to enrich themselves provide more than enough fodder for impeachment.
Scrutiny on Trump has mounted since his former national security adviser Michael Flynn pleaded guilty Friday to lying to the Federal Bureau of Investigation and agreed to cooperate with Mueller's probe. Trump has consistently denied any collusion with Russian Federation.
Green seemingly is aware that the odds are against his effort.
The impeachment resolution that Green's office circulated to reporters on Tuesday did not include allegations that Trump had committed a crime or obstructed justice. Steve Cohen of Tennessee, Adriano Espaillat of New York, Marcia Fudge of Ohio, Luis Gutierrez of IL and John Yarmuth of Kentucky.При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
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