Rep. Al Green: Vote Against Steve King’s Comments Also Means Trump’s Impeachment ‘Is Not Dead’
After members of Congress voted on a motion to condemn Rep. Steve King’s (R-IA) recent comments on white nationalism and white supremacy, Rep. Al Green (D-TX) said it proves Congress is taking action to move one step closer towards impeaching President Donald Trump.
“I appreciate greatly and I am going to be eternally grateful to those who brought this it was timely. It was something that was necessary. But I also appreciate Mr. Rush’s position because the corollary has to be addressed at some point. We can cannot continue to say we’re opposed to something, that’s a talking point,” Green said in a speech on the House floor.
“We have to get to the action item, which is what are you going to do about it if you oppose it? What will you do about it,” he continued. “What will do you about it when it emanates from the highest office in the land? What will you do about it? Will you simply say I oppose it, or will you take a vote to indicate that it’s an action item and you are going to reject it?”
Because the resolution overwhelmingly passed, Green said Congress is “one step closer to impeachment” and how “the clock is ticking. Impeachment is not dead.”
The only person to vote against the resolution was Rep. Bobby Rush (D-IL) because it was “not strong enough” and more action needs to be taken:
It is not strong enough. We need to censure Steve King. https://t.co/rgjacPoHO1
— Bobby L. Rush (@RepBobbyRush) January 15, 2019
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