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Al Green: ‘If We Don’t Impeach This President, He Will Get Re-Elected ... We Must Impeach’ Him (clip)



MSNBC Live with Alex Witt

Name: MSNBC Live with Alex Witt


Al Green

Name: Al Green

Employment: U.S. Congress

Position: Congressman

Event location
Houston, Texas

Name: Houston, Texas


05/06/2019 11:27 am
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ANCHOR You have been ░░░░░░░░ for starting articles of ░░░░░░░░ since 2017 but a ░░░░░░░░ Quinnipiac poll taken after ░░░░░░░░ release of redacted Mueller ░░░░░░░░ found that 66 percent ░░░░░░░░ Congress should not start ░░░░░░░░ proceedings There s a ░░░░░░░░ partisan divide as we ░░░░░░░░ know with only 4 ░░░░░░░░ of Republicans favoring impeachment ░░░░░░░░ are you concerned that ░░░░░░░░ talk may actually help ░░░░░░░░ President s re election ░░░░░░░░ I m concerned that ░░░░░░░░ we don t impeach ░░░░░░░░ president he will get ░░░░░░░░ elected If we don ░░░░░░░░ impeach him he will ░░░░░░░░ he has been vindicated ░░░░░░░░ will say the Democrats ░░░░░░░░ an overwhelming majority in ░░░░░░░░ House and they didn ░░░░░░░░ take up impeachment He ░░░░░░░░ say that we had ░░░░░░░░ constitutional duty if it ░░░░░░░░ there and we didn ░░░░░░░░ He will say that ░░░░░░░░ s been vindicated But ░░░░░░░░ s what I say ░░░░░░░░ re confronting a constitutional ░░░░░░░░ as I speak to ░░░░░░░░ As I look the ░░░░░░░░ of America in the ░░░░░░░░ I m telling you ░░░░░░░░ have a constitutional crisis ░░░░░░░░ the chief executive officer ░░░░░░░░ the president of the ░░░░░░░░ States refuses to comply ░░░░░░░░ subpoenas and says he ░░░░░░░░ order others to do ░░░░░░░░ this creates a constitutional ░░░░░░░░ But this isn t ░░░░░░░░ genesis of it It ░░░░░░░░ when the President decided ░░░░░░░░ would fire Mr Comey ░░░░░░░░ his failure pardon me ░░░░░░░░ a result of his ░░░░░░░░ not to be investigated ░░░░░░░░ when he decided to ░░░░░░░░ this and he went ░░░░░░░░ national TV at prime ░░░░░░░░ and indicated he was ░░░░░░░░ about this Russia thing ░░░░░░░░ was the genesis of ░░░░░░░░ We have a constitutional ░░░░░░░░ I regret that I ░░░░░░░░ the canary in the ░░░░░░░░ mine I regret that ░░░░░░░░ was the person who ░░░░░░░░ to first say there ░░░░░░░░ some obstruction taking place ░░░░░░░░ I regret it had ░░░░░░░░ be me but it ░░░░░░░░ to be somebody And ░░░░░░░░ take my duties seriously ░░░░░░░░ love my country and ░░░░░░░░ want you to know ░░░░░░░░ We must impeach this ░░░░░░░░ If we don t ░░░░░░░░ s not the soul ░░░░░░░░ the nation that will ░░░░░░░░ at risk only it ░░░░░░░░ the soul of the ░░░░░░░░ that s at risk ░░░░░░░░ has a duty a ░░░░░░░░ and obligation that only ░░░░░░░░ can fulfill No one ░░░░░░░░ can no other entity ░░░░░░░░ It is Congress that ░░░░░░░░ have to act And ░░░░░░░░ we put people above ░░░░░░░░ we ll act properly ░░░░░░░░ if we allow a ░░░░░░░░ to be above principle ░░░░░░░░ will not If we ░░░░░░░░ political expediency to Trump ░░░░░░░░ imperative we will have ░░░░░░░░ a shameful situation that ░░░░░░░░ Congress that will never ░░░░░░░░ down history won t ░░░░░░░░ kind to us We ░░░░░░░░ impeach him ANCHOR I ░░░░░░░░ understand you believe that ░░░░░░░░ are duty bound but ░░░░░░░░ speaking here are you ░░░░░░░░ with the president going ░░░░░░░░ impeachment proceedings and then ░░░░░░░░ the very end in ░░░░░░░░ Republican controlled Senate where ░░░░░░░░ needs to be convicted ░░░░░░░░ all over the country ░░░░░░░░ Trump Acquitted right in ░░░░░░░░ middle of the presidential ░░░░░░░░ campaign GREEN Dr King ░░░░░░░░ and I agree completely ░░░░░░░░ time is always right ░░░░░░░░ do right The right ░░░░░░░░ for the Congress to ░░░░░░░░ is impeach Let the ░░░░░░░░ do what they may ░░░░░░░░ have to do what ░░░░░░░░ must This is not ░░░░░░░░ game This is not ░░░░░░░░ who s going to ░░░░░░░░ well in the polls ░░░░░░░░ polls will catch up ░░░░░░░░ justice when we show ░░░░░░░░ we have the backbone ░░░░░░░░ spine to do what ░░░░░░░░ Constitution demands of us ░░░░░░░░ we have an unfit ░░░░░░░░ ruthless lawless president in ░░░░░░░░ White House We say ░░░░░░░░ We talk about it ░░░░░░░░ will hear Democrats talking ░░░░░░░░ how he s unfit ░░░░░░░░ be president how he ░░░░░░░░ doing things that are ░░░░░░░░ and unconstitutional But the ░░░░░░░░ is this Will we ░░░░░░░░ beyond these things being ░░░░░░░░ points and make them ░░░░░░░░ action item Will we ░░░░░░░░ them to the floor ░░░░░░░░ the one place in ░░░░░░░░ world where the President ░░░░░░░░ be brought to the ░░░░░░░░ of justice That s ░░░░░░░░ House of Representatives That ░░░░░░░░ our moral duty to ░░░░░░░░ so Moral imperative has ░░░░░░░░ Trump political expediency This ░░░░░░░░ that if it goes ░░░░░░░░ the Senate it will ░░░░░░░░ be politically expedient to ░░░░░░░░ it happen my dear ░░░░░░░░ that will cause this ░░░░░░░░ to lose Article 2 ░░░░░░░░ 4 of the Constitution ░░░░░░░░ deals with impeachment The ░░░░░░░░ knew there would be ░░░░░░░░ time such as this ░░░░░░░░ a president such as ░░░░░░░░ And if anybody cares ░░░░░░░░ read Federalist 65 you ░░░░░░░░ find the words of ░░░░░░░░ you will find those ░░░░░░░░ of Madison and Jon ░░░░░░░░ where they explain why ░░░░░░░░ at a time such ░░░░░░░░ this have to deal ░░░░░░░░ the president such as ░░░░░░░░ with impeachment ANCHOR Texas ░░░░░░░░ Al Green as always ░░░░░░░░ you for your time ░░░░░░░░ GREEN Thank you my ░░░░░░░░ brother.”
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