Democrat vows to hold impeachment vote after Donald Trump's 'sh*thole countries' remark

Lester Mason
January 13, 2018

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".

During a news conference at his office in Houston, Green condemned Trump after accusations that the president used an expletive to describe Haiti and African countries during a meeting with lawmakers about immigration.

"I'm going to be on the right side of history", Green said.

A Quinnipiac poll released on Wednesday found that just over half of Americans, 51 percent, say Democrats should not begin impeachment proceedings if they win the House, while 45 percent say the party should move to impeach Trump if they win in November. Trump has denied making the remark. "As a granddaughter of Jamaican immigrants and a proud member of Congress representing the 4th largest and one of the most diverse cities in the nation, I believe Trump's latest, ugly, divisive comment shows that the president has no idea what makes America great again", she said.

Despite a widening partisan divide in Congress, Green's original impeachment effort, citing "bigotry, hatred and hostility from the president", was strongly opposed by House Democratic leaders, who considered it premature and potentially counterproductive.

In early December, a resolution to start the process of impeaching the president was tabled following a push from Green to force such a vote on the House floor. "I will put my vote where my mouth is".

The US Representative from Texas' 9th congressional district tried to hold an impeachment vote last last month, but the attempt failed despite 58 Democrats voting in favour.

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