Ed Uthman / Flickr al green...
Ed Uthman / Flickr

Unable to listen to drumpf’s denigration of black athletes any longer without taking action, Democratic Congressman Al Green from Houston will introduce articles of impeachment on the House floor next week.

“Green said Tuesday that he plans to introduce articles of impeachment next week and use special House procedures to bring them to a rapid floor vote, marking the first time that Trump would be subjected to an impeachment vote in Congress.”

Though the bill will certainly fail at this time, the motion to table it will force a vote on the resident’s fitness to squat in the oval office.

It was, of course, the tenor of drumpf’s remarks against his fellow African Americans in the NFL who are protesting police violence that pushed him over the line.

“This is not just another person,” the congressman said. “This is the president of the United States of America stifling free speech, and he does it in such a crass, rude, crude and unrefined way. To label a person who is peacefully protesting, label this person the son of a dog? . . . No way.”

Green does not take this step eagerly or with pleasure.

“There were many, many things that could have been the straw,” he said. “But these comments about free speech, which is something I cherish, they have caused me to conclude that now is the time to let the world know that there is at least one person in the Congress who believes that the president has gone too far.”

“When I vote, I vote for the people of the United States of America, and as a United States congressman, the Constitution accords me and 434 others the right and ability to bring articles of impeachment,” he said. “I really didn’t come to Congress to do this. . . . But I love my country. And if you love your country, you don’t want to see your country demeaned, belittled, denigrated.”

Good for you, Mr. Green.

Let’s see how many of your fellows will stand up for decency and honor at the head of our government.

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