For the past two years, we’ve dealt with a lot when it comes to Trump and his narcissistic, bigoted, hateful rhetoric. Personally, I never thought he could top calling the Charlottesville White Supremacists “very fine people” but he managed to do that on Sunday when he suggested that four highly respected Congresswomen of color go “back to their home countries.”
His words shocked the world, and he doesn’t seem to care a bit, as he continues to defend his statements.
It appears that members of Congress have finally (it’s about time) reached their breaking points, as earlier today the House voted to condemn Trump’s racist statements — that vote will now make his racism a legal and permanent part of history. Of course, only four Republicans had the guts to help with that vote, but I digress…
After the House vote tonight, Rep. Al Green (D-TX) said that Congress should do more than just condemn Trump — they should remove him from office altogether, with which he then filed articles of impeachment, which will force a House floor vote by the end of this week.
This is the third time Green has filed articles of impeachment against Trump, but only the first since Democrats took control of the House, so it will be interesting to see how this goes.
Green read his articles of impeachment aloud on the House floor, and said that Trump is “unfit to defend the ideals that have made America great” and “unfit to ensure domestic tranquillity” and “promote the general welfare.”
‘I believe if we don’t do this, the President will only intensify his ugly behavior. It just seemed to me that we should bring these articles before the House of Representatives so that we could not only condemn him, but impeach him so that he will understand that there are some boundaries.’
It remains to be seen what the House will do with this vote, but a few Democrats think the timing is bad with Mueller’s scheduled to testify before Congress next week. Some say that they think it would be best to wait until after his testimony so that they have time to consider those statements, as well.
Regardless, it’s time for them to do something. Keeping this monster in office is complicit.
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