Rep. Al GreenAl GreenDem rep calls for Trump’s impeachment House Dems ask Fed to consider diverse candidates to fill Richmond vacancy GOP makes case for firing consumer bureau chief MORE (D-Texas) called Monday for President Trump to be impeached following the firing last week of FBI Director James Comey.
In a statement released Monday, Green said Trump is not “above the law.”
“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,” he said in a statement.
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Green also pointed to the president’s recent tweet in which he said Comey should hope there are no “tapes” of their conversations about the investigation “before he starts leaking to the press.”
“These acts, when combined, amount to intimidation and obstruction,” Green said.
“I have said on previous occasions, and do now say again, the President should be impeached. I also say that this can happen with a Republican-controlled House and Senate if the public weighs in by demanding that the Republican President be charged by way of impeachment.”
Others Democratic lawmakers, including Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.), have discussed the possibility of impeaching Trump. But any impeachment effort will likely be impossible as long as Republicans control the House.