Rep. Al Green: ‘I Want to Ensure All that Impeachment Is Not Dead’
GREEN: “I will vote my conscience. And I will do this because I believe that in this country, the country that I love, I rise because I love my country. And I believe in this country that I love that we ought not allow any person to be above the law. The law of which I speak is Article 2, Section 4 of the Constitution. No one should be above the law, but this is the law that governs impeachment. No one should be above the law. And I believe that for some 85 days now since the Mueller report, we have evidence that the chief executive officer has been above the law. So there will be a vote on impeachment. Each member of this august body has the pre-eminent privilege of bringing impeachment before the body. I happen to be a member, and I want to assure all that impeachment is not dead. I read a story today where there was an indication that it is stalled or it is slowed. I just want you to know that I may stand alone when I do this. This is what my conscience dictates. But I believe that it is better to stand alone than not stand at all. I will stand there will be another vote. And I’m asking that all do what I believe is expected, and that is vote your conscience knowing that there is no appeal, knowing that you don’t have to worry about the Supreme Court, and knowing that there will be history to judge us all."