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House Dem pledges impeachment vote after Trump's reported 'sh**hole countries' comment

The Hill logo The Hill 1/12/2018 Cristina Marcos
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Rep. Al Green (D-Texas) said Friday that he will force another House floor vote on impeachment, following reports that President Trump expressed a preference for more immigrants from places like Norway over “shithole countries” like Haiti and African nations.

Green, a member of the Congressional Black Caucus, previously forced a procedural floor vote on his articles of impeachment against Trump last month. A total of 58 Democrats, including Green, voted in support of impeachment, even though the overall effort failed.

“Congressional condemnation of racist bigotry is not enough. In Congress, talk is cheap-it’s how we vote that counts. Next week, I will again bring a resolution to impeach @realDonaldTrump. I will put my vote where my mouth is,” Green tweeted.

Green pledged after last month’s impeachment vote that he would make his colleagues go on the record on impeachment again, but didn’t specify when.

Green’s articles of impeachment argued that Trump is “fueling an alt-right hate machine" that's "causing immediate injury to American society.”

The articles of impeachment cite Trump’s equivocating response to the violence from a white supremacist march in Charlottesville, Va., last August and attacks on NFL players kneeling during the national anthem to protest policy brutality as examples.


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