Congressman Al Green: “Supporting the Impeachment Inquiry Is the Right Thing to Do”

Oct 31, 2019

(Washington, D.C.) – On Thursday, October 31, 2019, Congressman Al Green released the following statement regarding the House vote on the impeachment inquiry resolution – H.R. 660:

“I first called for impeachment from the Floor of the United States House of Representatives on May 17, 2017. I did so after the President obstructed the FBI investigation of Russian intrusion into his 2016 presidential campaign by firing Director James Comey and indicating that he did so with the ‘Russia thing’ in mind. I have since supported impeachment with articles requiring votes by the House of Representatives on three separate occasions.

“Now – more than two years since my initial call to impeach this unfit President – I will support the historic vote that will take place today because it’s the right thing to do. Members of Congress will decide whether to continue the inquiry investigating the actions of President Donald John Trump for the purpose of impeachment in the wake of his most recent impeachable, unpresidential actions. This vote is a step in the right direction toward maintaining the balance of power among coequal branches of our government, defending our democracy, and protecting our republic.”

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