Robert Donachie on January 19, 2018
Democratic Rep. Al Green of Texas brought forth articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump Friday morning.
Six congressmen previously listed a number of charges against the president in December articles, including: obstruction of justice, a violation of the Constitution’s foreign emoluments clause, a violation of the Constitution’s domestic emoluments clause, undermining the federal judiciary process and undermining the press.
Green described the president as racist and bigoted on Friday, which he said is further proof of the divisiveness of the Trump White House.
House lawmakers voted to postpone the impeachment effort for up to two legislative days, as the debate to avert a government shutdown rages in the Senate.
House Republicans managed to get a bill through the chamber Thursday evening that would keep the government funded through mid-February. The bill also reauthorizes a highly popular program that provides comprehensive health insurance for more than 8.9 million American children.
Senate Democrats are, as of Friday morning, leaning towards shooting down the bill for not including legal protections.
The Texas congressman, along with five other House Democrats, introduced the original articles of impeachment against the president in November. Green brought forth articles of impeachment on the House floor in early December, but it failed after House lawmakers voted 364-58.
Send tips to [email protected]