House legislators will vote for the first time if they are going to challenge President Trump this week if a Texas Democrat meets the plans he announced to his colleagues on Tuesday.
Rep. Al Green (D-Tex.) He said in a memorandum to his fellow legislators that he planned to present objections in the House of Representatives on Wednesday as a "privileged resolution", which would be entitled to a vote within two days Rules of the camera.
Green has discussed the Trump trial since spring and previously filed the indictment in October, almost forcing a vote at that time before Democratic House leaders convinced him to temporarily abandon the effort. Now Green says that the time has come for his colleagues to evaluate him.
In his memo circulated on Tuesday, Green shared information about the indictment process, the history of impeachment efforts and the nature of his charges.
"I trust that the information and resources provided below will allow you to make the best possible decision for you, your district and our nation," he wrote. "As I said before, it's not about Democrats, it's about democracy, it's not about Republicans, it's about the destiny of our Republic, that everyone votes their conscience knowing that history will judge us all"
The dismissal that Green circulated on Tuesday does not include any allegations of obstruction of justice or other alleged crimes related to his 2016 presidential campaign or pending investigations into connections with Russia. It details Trump's alliances with the extreme right, including his inability to quickly denounce white nationalist protesters in Charlottesville, and his recent tweet of anti-Muslim videos distributed by a British extremist group, as well as public acts and statements that denigrate various groups. individuals
In a separate letter, Green called the accusation a "political remedy, not a judicial remedy" and said that Trump's behavior as a "White House fanatic who incites hatred and hostility" constitutes a "crime" minor "worthy of Demands.
"For too long, we have allowed our courtesy to prevent us from facing the hateful incivility of President Donald J. Trump," he wrote. "By doing this, hatred disguised as acceptable political correctness has infiltrated our political body and contaminated our discourse to our detriment." It divides and damages the social fabric of our country in ways that the obstruction of justice can not. It causes unparalleled destruction in our long and short-term society that will not easily heal. "
Green's resolution does not pose a threat to Trump, and Republicans, who have a majority in the House, are expected to vote quickly to present The resolution, and many Democrats could join in. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), minority leader of the House of Representatives, mobilized to quell the Trump indictment's demands, asking that the investigations be completed in course being conducted by congressional committees and special counsel Robert S. Mueller III A Democratic adviser said on Tuesday that Pelosi's position has not changed.
There are also political concerns: voting on Green's resolution could Forcing Democrats to walk a thin line between appeasing voters fervently opposed to Trump and accommodating moderate voters who might not see Any reason for action before the investigations are completed.
"Members do not want this vote," said a Democratic adviser in October, when Green published his plan for the first time.