Congressman Al Green’s Statement on Paul Manafort’s Conviction, Michael Cohen’s Guilty Plea, and Impeachment of President Trump

Aug 22, 2018

(Houston, TX)On Tuesday, August 21, 2018, the world learned that President Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort was convicted of 8 financial crimes charges.At nearly the same time, the President’s personal attorney Michael Cohen pleaded guilty to 8 federal charges, implicating the President. To which, Congressman Al Green released the following statement:

“This is a sad time for our country. It’s becoming increasingly clear that the President will have two options: either resign or face impeachment, which does not require the President to have been found guilty of a crime. The framers of the Constitution provided impeachment as the way to remove an unfit President. Hence, the ultimate question isn’t whether the country has a way to remove an unfit President, but rather whether Congress has the will to remove an unfit President. As Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. wisely indicated, ‘There comes a time when silence is betrayal.’ Such a time is upon us.”