Rep. Al GreenAlexander (Al) N. GreenNew grounds for impeachment? House Dem says Trump deserves it for making society worse Sessions gets unexpected support - from a Democrat who wants to impeach Trump Impeachment will be at the top of Democrats' agenda if they take the House majority 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 CohenImpeachment debate moves to center of midterm fight Dem lawmaker predicts Trump Jr., Kushner will be indicted by Mueller Dem leaders fend off calls to impeach Trump MORE (Tenn.), Luis Gutiérrez (Ill.), Marcia FudgeMarcia Louise FudgeTrump attacks Dems on farm bill Dem lawmaker sees 'probability’ that next Speaker will be black Moulton looks to recruit new generation of Dem leaders MORE (Ohio), John YarmuthJohn Allen YarmuthBudget hawk warns 'Tax Cuts 2.0.' would balloon debt On The Money: Trump threatens 7B more in Chinese tariffs | Obama mocks GOP for taking credit for economy | US adds 201K jobs in strong August | Dems vow to get Trump's tax returns if they take the House Dems vow to grab Trump tax returns upon taking majority MORE (Ky.), Adriano EspaillatAdriano de Jesus Espaillat CabralOvernight Defense: Officials rush to deny writing anonymous op-ed | Lawmakers offer measure on naming NATO headquarters after McCain | US, India sign deal on sharing intel Dems plan resolution to withdraw US forces from Yemen civil war Impeachment debate moves to center of midterm fight MORE (N.Y.) and Green as its sponsors. 

Rep. Brad ShermanBradley (Brad) James ShermanLawmakers press Trump officials on implementing Russia sanctions Swastika painted on sidewalk in Colorado town: report Top Dem lawmaker pushing committee for closed-door debrief with Trump’s interpreter 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.