Rep. Al Green on Trump’s Sh*thole Comment: We Must Impeach, We Must #RepealandReplaceTrump

‘There is a necessity for us to confront the president about his bigoted statements’


HOST: "On Friday, after this, you tweeted, 'Congressional condemnation of racist bigotry is not enough. In Congress, talk is cheap -- it’s how we vote that counts. Next week I will again bring a resolution to impeach @realDonaldTrump. I will put my vote where my mouth is. #RepealandReplaceTrump.' So despite that, will you be supporting the censure motion?"
GREEN: "Two points: The statement that I tweeted out was tweeted, I believe, before censure was mentioned. I knew nothing of it at the time. I made that tweet because there were many persons condemning what was being said, and my point as that condemnation, verbal condemnation is not enough. Second point, yes, I will support censure. I think censure is an important step, but I do believe that the ultimate remedy is impeachment. This is what Alexander Hamilton proposed in Federalist ‘65 and impeachment is not a pleasant process, I understand this and it’s not something I want to do. I only do it because I love my country and I don’t want to see my country demeaned, I don’t want to see the presidency destroyed to a certain extent by a person who has unfortunately brought his bigotry into the office and he’s now influencing policy."

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