Democrats in Congress are trying to impeach Trump—even though they admit that he did absolutely nothing that would legally warrant being removed from office.
Rep. Al Green (D-Tex.) has been calling for Trump’s impeachment for months, but his calls are reaching a fever pitch: he plans to bring articles of impeachment to the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives this week.
Curiously, Green admits that Trump hasn’t done anything that would qualify as a “high crime or misdemeanor” under the Constitution’s impeachment clause—but he doesn’t care.
“[I]mpeachment does not require a crime to be committed,” Green explained. “That’s what some of these constitutional scholars have been confusing people with. Because they’re talking about what Mr. Mueller is doing, and he is investigating a crime.”
He added, “But, impeachment is a political remedy, and it simply means removal from office. It carries no criminal penalty… Congress can still impeach the president for his behavior that has an adverse impact on society. That is what impeachment is all about, a president who is unfit to serve because he has done things that would be harmful to society.”
Green’s specific reason for calling for impeachment now comes from Trump urging NFL owners to punish players for kneeling during the National Anthem—specifically, for Trump’s comment that owners should, “Get that son of a b*tch off the field.”
“I rise to defend any mother who has been called a dog because her son engaged in peaceful protest,” said Green. “This is a level of decency that is unbecoming the presidency. I will stand here in the well of the Congress and I will call for the impeachment of the President of the United States of America.”