Rep. Al GreenAlexander (Al) N. GreenThousands march on Washington in voting rights push Rental aid emerges as new housing fight after eviction ban Rep. Al Green, Texas state lawmaker arrested outside Capitol during voting rights protest MORE (D-Texas) says he plans to call for President Trump to be impeached on the House floor on Wednesday morning.
“Today on the floor of the Congress of the United States of America, I will call for the Impeachment of the President,” Green tweeted.
Today on the floor of the Congress of the United States of America, I will call for the Impeachment of the President between 9am & 10am CST.— Congressman Al Green (@RepAlGreen) May 17, 2017
During a news conference Monday afternoon, Green accused the president of obstructing the ongoing investigation into possible ties between his campaign and Russia, saying “the mantra should be ITN: Impeach Trump now."
Green initially said Monday he would wait a few weeks before starting the impeachment process, KHOU Houston reported.
It’s not the political expedient thing to do, this is what we must do to maintain our democracy," Green said.
“A good many people assume that impeachment means that the President will be found guilty. It does not. Impeachment is the genesis of the process. The revelation are likely to be revealed in the Senate and that’s where the trial actually takes place."