House Dem vows to bring Trump impeachment vote to floor ‘again and again’

Texas Rep. Al GreenAlexander (Al) N. GreenThe Hill's Coronavirus Report: Miami mayor worries about suicide and domestic violence rise; Trump-governor debate intensifies Overnight Energy: Iconic national parks close over coronavirus concerns | New EPA order limits telework post-pandemic | Lawmakers urge help for oil and gas workers Bipartisan lawmakers urge assistance for oil and gas workers MORE (D) vowed Wednesday to continue forcing impeachment votes in the House of Representatives, saying in a speech on the House floor that he will do everything he can to fight President TrumpDonald John TrumpDonald Trump and Joe Biden create different narratives for the election The hollowing out of the CDC Poll: Biden widens lead over Trump to 10 points MORE's "injustice."

In his speech, Green told lawmakers that the president's reported comments referring to Haiti, El Salvador and some African nations as "shithole countries" affected every household in the country.

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“If we allow this injustice to persist, what is happening and said in the White House is going to impact every house in this country. We must take a stand against this president and his bigoted comments," Green said.

Green added that he would continue to bring articles of impeachment against Trump until the House acted to stop the president and his conduct in the White House.

“I’m going to do everything I can to change it and it is within my power as a member of the Congress of the United States to bring articles of impeachment against this president for what he has done," Green continued.

"I have done it before; I will do it again and again and again,” he said. “I will not allow it to happen unchallenged.”

Green previously forced an impeachment vote in December that failed but attracted the largest number of Democratic supporters so far, with the measure receiving 58 votes.

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) released a joint statement in December after voting to table Green's resolution.

"Right now, Congressional committees continue to be deeply engaged in investigations into the president’s actions both before and after his inauguration. The special counsel’s investigation is moving forward as well, and those inquiries should be allowed to continue."

"Now is not the time to consider articles of impeachment," they wrote.