In the past week, President Donald Trump has been involved in a series of scandals, including his firing of FBI Director James Comey, his alleged leak of classified information to Russian officials, and reports that he urged Comey to drop an investigation into a top aide. Now, Democrats are stepping up their game in their quest to get Trump impeached.
Breitbart reported that Rep. Al Green (D-TX) took to the House floor on Wednesday to say that Trump “must be impeached.”
“It’s a position of conscience for me,” Green said. “This is about what I believe. And this is where I stand. I will not be moved. The president must be impeached.”
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“I rise today, Mr. Speaker, to call for the impeachment of the President of the United States of America for obstruction of justice,” Green said, claiming that Trump’s firing of Comey obstructed an investigation into his campaign’s alleged ties to Russia. “We cannot allow this to go unchecked—the president is not above the law, it is time for the American people to weigh in.”
This comes as Democratic strategists are carrying out polling tests to see if it’s politically wise to publicly call for Trump’s impeachment. Democrats are expected to poll-test the public’s views on impeachment with strategists saying that candidates and party organizations will begin conducting focus groups on the question.
“I have no clue, to be honest,” another Democratic operative said when asked what party strategists made of the politics of impeachment. “Still processing what we’re reading in The Times.”
The operative was referring to The New York Times report Comey memo that claims Trump asked the then-FBI director to drop his probe of the president’s first national security adviser.
Please keep Trump in your thoughts and prayers as he tries to survive in office!