On Wednesday morning, Rep. Al Green, of Texas, called for President Donald Trump to be impeached for “obstruction of justice.”
“I rise today with a sense of responsibility and duty to the people who have elected me, a sense of duty to this country, a sense of duty to the Constitution of the United States of America,” he began, speaking on the floor of the House of Representatives. “I rise today Mr. Speaker to call for the impeachment of the President of the United States of America for obstruction of justice.”
“There is a belief in this country that no one is above the law. And that includes the President of the United States of America,” he added.
Green said that his call for impeachment was a “position of conscience for me.”
“Each member of Congress has to make his or her decision,” he said. “This is where I stand, I will not be moved. The president must be impeached.”
He also acknowledged that “impeachment does not mean the president will be found guilty” but that “it simply means the House of Representatives will bring charges against the president.”
Earlier on Wednesday morning, Green tweeted about his plans to call for impeachment and asked the American people to weigh in.
“The American people don’t participate on election day only,” he said. “It is time for you to let us know where you stand… The American people should speak out, speak up.”