Rep. Al Green (D-TX) calls for Impeachment of President Trump (C-SPAN)

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thank mister speaker mister speaker i rise today with a heavy heart i rise today with a sense of responsibility and duty to the people who have elected me sense of duty to this country a sense of duty to the constitution of united states america i rise today mister speaker so call for the impeachment all the president all the united states america for instruction of justice i do not do this for political purposes mister speaker i do this because i believe the great ideals that this country stands for liberty and justice for all the notion that we should have government of people by the people for people i do it because mr speaker there is belief in this country that no one is above the law and that includes the president of the united states of america mister speaker how democracy is at risk mister speaker best offense have occurred before our very eyes it is purse picuris it is easily to understand even to understand mister speaker we talking about a president who fired the f b i director who was investigating the present debt for his connections to russian involvement in the presidents election mister speaker this is not about president far in the fbi director because was investigating someone else is because the abbey i was director was investigating the president himself and after firing the director he went on to let us know that he considered the investigation when fired him and then he tweeted language that would be intimidation all are warning an admonition very strong to say the very least mister speaker we cannot allow this to go unchecked the president is not above the law all it is time for the american people to wake him mister speaker the american people are part of this democracy this is participatory democracy of the american people dont participate on election day only the american people participate daily and this is your day to act this is your day im speaking to the american people it is time for you to act it is time for you to let us know where you stand on scene poll that indicates that majority now all those being polled are for impeachment announcing another poll that says plurality of those what if majority are put plurality lattes let the american people wait in the american people should speak up speak out stand up so that we will get sense of what the american people want this is not something be taken lightly and i do not i think that this is one of the highest callings that a member of congress has to address i believe that this is where your patriotism is shown where you demonstrate to the american people where you really stand so i take the stand its a position of conscious for me and i have not talked to another person in congress about this each member of congress has make his her own decisions so this is not about my encouraging other people do things other than the american people this is about my position this about what i believe and this is where i stand i will not be moved the president must be impeached for those do not know impeachment does not mean that president will be found guilty it simply means that house of representatives will bring charges against president is similar to indictment but not quite same thing whats the president is impeached then the senate can have trial to determine guilt or innocence of president whether he is guilty not guilty be more specific but but im house of representatives have the duty that it can take up and that is of impeachment i stand for impeachment of president how can you wake him well you can contact my good friends over its free speech for people and at this organization but have a petition the petition would allow you to wake him and become a part nearly one million people who have already said the president ought be impeached you can wait yeah not impeach donald trump maale dot com impeach donald trump now dot com and believe me if plurality of people saying it now and thats poll that i really put my emphasis on one that says plurality believes that president should be impeached more than forty percent i think that can grow and i assure you once you way again american people that would be difference in the attitudes about this i want thank you mister speaker for this opportunity calls but for this opportunity you might not hear my voice i am voice in wilderness but i assure you that history will vindicate me i assure you that righteousness will prevail i assure you that no lie can live for ever and truth crushed earth will rise again i yield back my time german yields and members are invited refrain from engaging personalities to its president such accusations committed impeachable offense chair now recognizes gentleman from north carolina mister mackenzie for five minutes