Rep. Al GreenAlexander (Al) N. GreenDem lawmaker meets with deported man in El Salvador The Hill's 12:30 Report Black Dems take lead in push to impeach Trump MORE (D-Texas) said Thursday that he will force a House floor vote to impeach President Trump next week.

The actual House vote will likely only be a procedural vote, but it will still serve as the first referendum in Congress to impeach Trump. It comes when Trump has spent less than 11 months in office.

"Next week, there will be a vote to impeach," Green announced in a House floor speech.

"I refuse to stand idly by as a billionaire bigot does irreparable harm to my country. A billionaire bigot who tolerates the KKK, but won’t tolerate Islam. A billionaire bigot who tolerates anti-Semitism, racism, sexism, ethnocentrism, xenophobia and homophobia," he said.

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Green plans to force a vote on a "privileged" resolution that lays out his case for impeaching Trump. Under House rules, privileged resolutions must receive floor action within two legislative days.

The impeachment effort is sure to fail given opposition from the House GOP majority, as well as most Democrats, who think it's premature to push impeachment at this point.

It's unclear how Republicans would move to dismiss Green's resolution, but the formal vote may specifically move to table it, send it to committee or move directly on its contents.

Green is among a handful of Democrats who have been agitating for Trump's impeachment for months.

He unveiled his articles of impeachment in October, which state that Trump is "fueling an alt-right hate machine" that's "causing immediate injury to American society."

The articles of impeachment cite as examples Trump's equivocating response to the violence stemming from a white supremacist march in Charlottesville, Va., over the summer and attacks on NFL players kneeling during the national anthem to protest police brutality.

Green declined to force a vote at the time he originally introduced the articles, citing a desire to let the public and fellow lawmakers review them. But he later pledged to force a vote on impeachment by Christmas.

Green's plans to force a vote on impeachment comes after Trump retweeted anti-Muslim videos from a fringe British nationalist group on Wednesday. Trump's retweets drew backlash from British leaders, including Prime Minister Theresa May.

A handful of other Democrats have also unveiled articles of impeachment, but haven't gone as far as promising to force their colleagues vote on them.

Six House Democrats introduced articles of impeachment earlier this month, with Reps. Steve CohenStephen (Steve) Ira CohenFox's Wallace: 'It's a mistake' for Dems to boycott State of the Union WHIP LIST: Dems boycotting Trump’s State of the Union Lewandowski: ‘We’ve got a real problem’ if Dems retake the House MORE (Tenn.), Luis Gutiérrez (Ill.), Marcia FudgeMarcia Louise FudgeHouse rejects effort to condemn lawmaker for demanding 'Dreamer' arrests Hispanic Dems seek vote to condemn GOP lawmaker for demanding arrests of 'Dreamers' Dem lawmaker: ‘We are seeing the dumbing down of the presidency’ MORE (Ohio), John YarmuthJohn Allen YarmuthHouse Dems see shutdown as inevitable Red state Dem: Trump has 'committed impeachable offenses' Congress reeling from sexual harassment deluge MORE (Ky.), Adriano EspaillatAdriano de Jesus Espaillat CabralLeft fears Democrats will give too much on immigration Trump’s border wall becomes flashpoint in shutdown fight Dem: Putin trying to 'outflank' US across the globe while Trump tweets MORE (N.Y.) and Green as its sponsors. 

Rep. Brad ShermanBradley (Brad) James ShermanThe Trump Presidency: Year One House Dem pledges impeachment vote after Trump's 'sh--hole countries' remark Trump earns praise for support of Iranian protesters MORE (D-Calif.) also filed an article of impeachment in July arguing that Trump obstructed justice by firing James Comey as FBI director amid the agency's investigation of whether the president's 2016 campaign colluded with the Russian government.