Houston Rep. Al Green calls for Trump's impeachment as other Democrats hold off
WASHINGTON -- After weeks of warning that President Donald Trump’s actions were veering towards illegality, Rep. Al Green on Monday called for the president to be impeached.
The Houston Democrat claimed that Trump may have committed illegal obstruction of justice by firing FBI director James Comey during the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election and then seeking to intimidate him in a tweet warning that there may be “tapes” of their conversation.
“President Trump is not above the law,” Green said in a written statement. “He has committed an impeachable act and must be charged. To do otherwise would cause some Americans to lose respect for, and obedience to, our societal norms.”
Only one other member of Congress, Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters of California, has explicitly called for Trump’s impeachment. But several others have discussed the possibility.