A liberal Democrat is putting the House on the road for a possible vote on Wednesday on the trial of President Donald Trump, an effort he will surely lose and has attracted opposition from even many in his own party.
"Friends, whether we like it or not, we now have a fanatic in the White House who incites hatred and hostility," Rep. Al Green, a Texas Democrat, wrote in a letter to colleagues on Tuesday explaining his proposal. He added: "The question is not whether we have a fan as president, the question is: What are we going to do about it?"
Green said he would present his resolution on Wednesday under a rule that requires the chamber to vote on the matter in two days If you follow the proper procedures, Republicans will vote on the proposal, in effect, of the proposal during the House's first round of voting on Wednesday, said a Republican leadership assistant who spoke on condition of anonymity to describe a decision by the leaders of the House of Representatives. match.
It is certain that all Republicans will oppose Green's effort.
The minority leader Nancy Pelosi, a Democrat from California, is among many Democrats who also oppose the idea. With Special Advisor Robert Mueller and Congressional committees investigating the connections between Russia and the Trump campaign in 2016, Pelosi has said that any attempted removal should wait until there is evidence of an imputable offense.
Another problem for Democrats is that opposing Green's resolution puts them at risk by enraging many of the party's rabidly anti-Trump voters.
Some Democrats have tried to convince Green not to offer his plan. They did the same thing in October, when they proposed a similar resolution, but never demanded a vote on it.
His new eight-page resolution charges Trump with "misdemeanors," citing "damage to US society due to the manifest injury of the people of the United States."
The articles of the prosecution cite incidents that include Trump's defense of the protesters after a demonstration by white supremacists in this year's riots in Charlottesville, Virginia; his recent exchange of hateful and anti-Muslim videos published online by a marginal British extremist group; his efforts to ban Muslim immigrants and his opposition to allowing transgender people to serve in the military.