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Should Trump Be Impeached? These Celebrities Think So

12 October 2017

Rep. Al GreenAl GreenDem postpones unveiling impeachment measure after Vegas shooting Dem lawmaker: Black Americans shouldn't go to White House until Trump apologizes for National Football League attacks Let Trump say what he wants - the president has a right to free speech MORE (D-Texas) on Wednesday unveiled articles of impeachment against President Trump, arguing that he has demonstrated a lack of fitness for the office by engaging in "race baiting".

Past efforts to get Trump on the road to impeachment have involved citing the president's actions, including his firing of then-FBI Director James Comey in May and the continuing-to-evolve revelations about the Trump presidential campaign's possible ties to Russians seeking to sway the USA presidential election, but this time around Green simply stood on the House floor and read Trump's tweets.

"[Trump] has undermined the integrity of his office, has brought disrepute onto the presidency, has betrayed his trust as president to the manifest injury of the people of the United States of America and as a result is unfit to be president", Green said.

While just about every president to serve as commander and chief of the United States has faced calls for impeachment by political pundits, citizens and even politicians, it's not often that multiple articles of impeachment are brought forth by Congress.

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Green's move is highly unlikely to get legs in the Republican-controlled chamber, where the resolution is expected to be permanently tabled. U.S. Rep. Brad Sherman of California was the first to do so in July.

A vote in favor of impeachment could make Democrats look like they're overreaching and reflexively obstructionist, while a vote against could inflame the restive left flank of the party.

Green, who first announced his intention to pursue impeachment last month, said he had not been asked to stand down before he came to the floor Wednesday. Thus the resolution was not offered and will not be subject to a definite vote on the House floor.

While Green's actions won't lead to an immediate impeachment of the President, it is yet another step in that direction.

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For now, Green has no other backers on his resolution.

But Democratic leaders have mainly focused on attacking Mr. Trump's policy agenda; they have urged rank-and-file liberal activists to hold off on talk of impeachment while the gravest investigations into Mr. Trump's conduct run their course.

Another still condemns Trump for saying "three to five million people voted illegally in the 2016 presidential election". "You don't want to discredit it by voting for impeachment resolutions before you have the facts".

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Should Trump Be Impeached? These Celebrities Think So