If you are serious about wanting to impeach the President of the United States enough to introduce articles on impeachment in the House, wouldn’t you be responsible enough to show up when it came time to offer the resolution on the floor of the House?
Evidently, Rep. Al Green (D-TX) did exactly that. He had his articles of impeachment written and ready to present to the entire House in his quest to remove Trump from office. When it came time, less than an hour later to present them to the House, Green was not present, forcing the presiding House officer to bench the issue, basically killing it, and Green has no one but himself to blame.
Rep. Al Green (D-Texas) on Wednesday unveiled articles of impeachment against President Trump in an effort to force a House vote on removing him from office.
Green’s articles of impeachment were introduced as “privileged,” meaning that they must be considered on the House floor within two legislative days.
But when the GOP presiding officer moved to begin the process to consider the resolution less than an hour later, Green did not show up. The resolution was therefore not offered and is not getting an imminent vote.
The House GOP majority presumably would have moved to table Green’s resolution and prevented an up-or-down vote. But Green had said he would force a procedural vote to challenge the GOP’s ruling, which would have served as the first formal referendum in Congress on impeachment…
A lot of different cliché’s come to mind over this, but perhaps none better than the one from the movie Forest Gump when he said ‘stupid is as stupid does’. When you read the list of grievances given by Green for the reason to impeach the president, they are merely a difference in political opinion and nothing more. He cites no crime, just that he doesn’t like many of the ways that Trump has responded to things like Charlottesville and the NFL protests.