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Al Green Vows to Pursue Impeachment

Al Green Vows to Pursue Impeachment

Congressman Al Green (D-TX) is arguing that Donald Trump should be impeached for inflaming racial tensions in America. This would be the third time Green is calling for a vote on impeachment, but his first time doing so with Dems in control of the House. He previously forced House floor votes in 2017 and 2018 under a GOP-held House. “I just wanted to make it clear that there's a necessity to do this because that behavior has infected the body politic to the extent that you have the behavior in the state of Virginia,” Green told The Hill, referencing the blackface scandal that has rocked Democratic Governor Ralph Northam and the state’s Attorney General, Mark Herring. Green says the two have been emboldened “to a great extent because the Trump presidency has sent a message that you can be immune to the consequence of bigotry and power to constitutionally remove you from office.” In a speech on the House floor, he went on to say, “An argument that Gov. Ralph Northam and Attorney General Mark Herring should resign will subject us to accusations of political hypocrisy if we refuse to take on a bigoted president." So far, he has not provided any details on when he would force the vote. More here.

Bob Menéndez Intros Bill to Address Country’s Doctor Shortage

Bob Menéndez Intros Bill to Address Country’s Doctor Shortage

Kamala Harris Names National Deputy Political Director

Kamala Harris Names National Deputy Political Director