President Donald Trump may have thought firing FBI Director James Comey would stop, or at least slow down, the investigation into his campaign’s ties to Russia, however it has seemingly done just the opposite. Now, members of the House and Senate have kicked into overdrive and are determined to, once and for all, get to the bottom of scandal that the Trump administration has tried to deny since day one.
Rep. Al Green (D-Texas) took to Twitter to announce his plans to call for President Trump’s impeachment on the House floor Wednesday morning. Green wrote:
‘Today on the floor of the Congress of the United States of America, I will call for the Impeachment of the President between 9am & 10am CST.’
The move appears to be Green’s following through on his word to hold Trump accountable and move forward with the impeachment process.
Green first called for Trump’s impeachment on Monday. He said the President is “not above the law” and has more than likely committed an impeachable offense in his handling of Comey’s dismissal. During a new conference, Green asserted:
‘He has committed an impeachable act and must be charged. To do otherwise would cause some Americans to lose respect for, and obedience to, our societal norms. President Trump has committed an act for which he should be charged by the U.S. House of Representatives. The act is obstruction of a lawful investigation of the President’s campaign ties to Russian influence in his 2016 Presidential Election.’
According to KHOU.com, a local Texas news station, Green cited three acts that ultimately warrant Trump’s impeachment:
- The firing of Comey, the man in charge of overseeing an investigation to his campaign’s alleged ties to Russia.
- His acknowledging of the fact that he considered the aformentioned investigation when he decided to fire Comey.
- Finally, his Friday tweet threatening Comey when he wrote: “James Comey better hope that there are no “tapes” of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!”
Green went on to note that impeachment doesn’t necessarily mean Trump will be found guilty, as many seem to believe, but rather that it’s the process that will allow for such revelations to come to light.
‘A good many people assume that impeachment means that the President will be found guilty. It does not. Impeachment is the genesis of the process. The revelation are likely to be revealed in the senate and that’s where the trial actually takes place.’