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BREAKING NEWS—Trump’s Impeachment Proceedings May Start Next Week!

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BREAKING NEWS—Trump’s Impeachment Proceedings May Start Next Week!

Rep. Al Green (D-TX) said Tuesday that he will move to force a House floor vote to impeach President Trump next week as he denounced Trump’s attacks on NFL players protesting police brutality.

Green, a member of the Congressional Black Caucus, stood on the GOP side of the House chamber to announce his plans to file a resolution that will automatically trigger a floor vote. He said, according to Newsweek:

I rise today as a proud American, a person who believes in his country, who salutes the flag and says the Pledge of Allegiance and sings the national anthem. I rise today, Mr. Speaker, to make comments that I never thought I’d have to make in the well of the house of Congress.

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!

<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” data-lang=”en”><p lang=”en” dir=”ltr”>.<a href=”https://twitter.com/RepAlGreen?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>@RepAlGreen</a> announces next week &quot;I will call for the impeachment of the President of the United States of America.&quot; <a href=”https://t.co/MuQnkRFIqq”>pic.twitter.com/MuQnkRFIqq</a></p>&mdash; CSPAN (@cspan) <a href=”https://twitter.com/cspan/status/912689037709803520?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>September 26, 2017</a></blockquote>
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Trump renewed the controversy over former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s kneeling protests at a rally in Alabama on Friday when he said:

Wouldn’t you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say, “Get that son of a bitch off the field right now. He is fired!”

<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” data-lang=”en”><p lang=”en” dir=”ltr”>Guess that makes me a proud bitch!</p>&mdash; Teresa Kaepernick (@B4IleaveU) <a href=”https://twitter.com/B4IleaveU/status/911436659907948544?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>September 23, 2017</a></blockquote>
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Under House rules, any member can file what is known as a “privileged resolution,” which argues something goes against the dignity and integrity of the House. Even if Republicans reject it, as expected, Green can still force a procedural vote on his resolution, according to The Hill.

Green denounced Trump’s comments, saying they amount to “a level of indecency that is unbecoming the presidency.” Pounding the lectern emphatically, Green continued:

I rise to say to the world that this is not what America is all about. I rise to defend any mother who has been called a dog because her son engaged in peaceful protest, and to defend any son who is called the son of a dog because he engaged in peaceful protest.

Green has called for Trump’s impeachment before. He signed on to an article of impeachment filed by Rep. Brad Sherman (D-CA) in July, which argues Trump obstructed justice by firing James Comey as FBI director amid the agency’s investigation of whether his campaign colluded with the Russian government.

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