And So It Begins...House Democrat Will Defy Party Leaders And File Articles Of Impeachment Against Trump

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Posted: Jul 16, 2019 6:53 PM
And So It Begins...House Democrat Will Defy Party Leaders And File Articles Of Impeachment Against Trump

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It has been a day of chaos on the Hill. House Democrats brought forward a resolution condemning President Trump for his tweets targeting Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Ilhan Omar (D-MN), Rashid Tlaib (D-MI), and Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) for their arguably anti-American views and their left-wing agenda that will destroy the country. This crew has peddled anti-Semitism, refused to condemn Antifa violence, and trivialized the 9/11 attacks. And they defend each other when they get caught dabbling in such antics as well. These four are the Marxist Girl Scout Troop from the seventh circle of hell. Pelosi condemned the tweets, as did the Democrat-media complex, as racist and said so on the House floor. House Republicans objected noting that this declaration may have violated the rules and asked that it be edited or stricken from the record. In a party-line vote, House Democrats overrode the rules and the GOP objections. 


As this bonfire gets going, Rep. Al Green (D-TX) said he would bring forward articles of impeachment against Donald Trump, defying the House Democratic leadership who knows the perilous nature of this route should a single thing go wrong and there are more than a few ways where this move can go off the hinges. Green has attempted to bring forward such articles before and he pretty much gave the game away as to why he’s doing this: he’s afraid of Trump being re-elected (via WaPo):

Rep. Al Green will file articles of impeachment against President Trump on Tuesday night, triggering a contentious vote in the coming days to confront an issue that has bitterly divided the Democratic Party.

The Texas congressman, who notified Democratic leaders of his decision on Tuesday, said the House must impeach Trump for racist remarks suggesting four minority congresswoman “go back” to their ancestral countries as well as other comments made in the past. The four Democrats — Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (N.Y.), Ilhan Omar (Minn.), Ayanna Pressley (Mass.) and Rashida Tlaib (Mich.) — are all citizens; three were born in the United States. 

“I think that we should not have this level of bigotry emanating from the president of the United States of America,” Green said in an interview with The Washington Post. “He is clearly making racist comments … The question becomes: What do we do about it?”

Green added: “To tolerate bigotry — racism in this case — is to perpetuate it. We should not perpetuate this kind of behavior coming from the president, and if we don’t check him, he will continue.”

Green’s move will force House Democrats to deal with the issue in the near term because of the privileged nature of the resolution. Under House rules, Democratic leadership can decide to try to table the impeachment articles, effectively killing them for now and risk criticism from the party’s liberal base; refer them to the House Judiciary Committee for possible consideration; or allow the vote to proceed. 

If leaders do nothing, Green can force a vote on the impeachment articles in two legislative days. 

The move comes as more than 80 members of the House have called for launching an impeachment inquiry. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) has resisted, however, encouraging her chairmen to keep investigating the president for potential abuse of power and obstruction of justice.

Again, this isn’t the first time Green, but with AOC and her Leninist sect running wild and Al Green defying the speaker’s position on impeachment on impeachment, it seems the inmates are starting to run the asylum that is the House Democratic caucus. Pelosi cannot corral the crazies and she’s being pushed into a corner that she doesn’t want to be in politically. She’s been forced to re-embrace AOC and her ilk’s far left-wing agenda that could torpedo their House majority and she will be once again called to settle this impeachment business. Any hint of moderation (i.e. not willing to back Green) could set off another round of drama between Pelosi and her far left. This beef between AOC and Pelosi isn’t done.