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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Texas Congressman Al Green Co-Sponsors First Article of Impeachment Against Trump

Posted By on Wed, Jul 12, 2017 at 3:38 PM

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Congressman Al Green, a Houston Democrat, has co-sponsored the first article of impeachment filed against President Donald Trump for "high crimes and misdemeanors." Green co-sponsored the longshot resolution, filed Wednesday, with California Congressman Brad Sherman.

The article accuses Trump of tinkering with the FBI's investigations into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn. Trump "sought to use his authority to hinder and cause the termination of such investigations," the resolution reads. It details the steps Trump took, both in public and private, to silence former FBI director James Comey.

It's unlikely the article will get far in a GOP-controlled House, especially since Democrat leaders in Congress have already said they're against impeachment — at least for the time being. In a statement, Sherman said the article to impeach is the "first step on a very long road," and hopes it'll "inspire an 'intervention' in the White House."

Green's involvement in the measure comes as no surprise. In fact, he was the first member of Congress to officially call for Trump's impeachment on the House floor in May.

"This is where I stand. I will not be moved. The President must be impeached," Green said at the time. His sweeping announcement immediately elicited death threats and racist slurs from Trump supporters. Green has yet to comment on today's filing.

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