Rep. Al Green promises a House vote to impeach Trump 'before Christmas'

A Democratic Representative from Texas has declared that there will be a House vote to impeach President Trump before Christmas.

“I now announce that before Christmas, there will be a vote on the ‘Chief Inciter’ of racism, bigotry, hatred, xenophobia, sexism, ethnocentrism,” Congressman Al Green said on the House floor Wednesday. “There will be a vote in the U.S. House of Representatives, Mr. Speaker, on the impeachment of the president.”

“The momentum is building. More people favor impeachment than not,” he further noted.

In fact, his claim appears to be corroborated by a Public Policy Polling survey from late last month which, according to a news release, found “a record level of support for impeaching Donald Trump. 49% of voters support impeaching him, to 41% who are opposed to doing so.” 

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DICK CLARK'S NEW YEAR'S ROCKIN' EVE -- Aired 12/31/1972-- Pictured: Al Green (Photo by Fred A. Sabine/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
DICK CLARK'S NEW YEAR'S ROCKIN' EVE -- Aired 12/31/1972 -- Pictured: Al Green (Photo by Fred A. Sabine/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
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American soul singer Al Green performing live, 19th May 1973. (Photo by Michael Putland/Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- Episode 8 -- Air Date 01/25/1986 -- Pictured: Al Green during musical performance on January 25, 1986 (Photo by Al Levine/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
American gospel and soul singer Al Green performs at Central Park SummerStage, New York, New York, June 22, 1991. (Photo by Linda Vartoogian/Getty Images)
MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA - JUNE 16: Al Green performs at Shoreline Amphitheatre on June 16, 1995 in Mountain View, California. (Photo by Tim Mosenfelder/Getty Images)
TO GO WITH AFP STORY BY PAUL RICARD - (FILES) This file picture taken on October 21, 2001 shows musician Al Green singing during a concert in RFK Stadium in Washington. As the legendary Motown label turns 50, soul music is back and booming, ever since British diva Amy Winehouse hit world charts two years ago. The celebrated label , that brought Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder and Diana Ross to the world has been marked by a re-issue of its seminal tracks. AFP PHOTO / PAUL J. RICHARDS (Photo credit should read PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)
THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JAY LENO -- Episode 1749 -- Pictured: Musical guets Al Green performs on December 29, 1999 -- (Photo by: NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 24: Musician John Legend presents the Lifetime Achievement Award to Al Green onstage during the 2008 BET Awards held at the Shrine Auditorium on June 24, 2008 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 21: Al Green Performs At The Greek Theatre on August 21, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Anna Webber/WireImage)

Green had also alluded to recent Democratic victories in Virginia, New Jersey, and other states.

“I rise to thank those who voted to reject…hatred in all of its forms,” he said.

The Texas lawmaker has called for Trump’s impeachment before—for instance, in September after the president denounced NFL players protesting the national anthem and about two weeks ago in the wake of Trump’s dispute with a Florida Congresswoman over a phone call to a Gold Star widow. 

And in the time between these two events, Green submitted articles of impeachment against the president, claiming Trump “has undermined the integrity of his office with impunity, has brought disrepute on the presidency with immunity, has betrayed his trust as President to the manifest injury of the American people, [and] is unfit to be President…” 

Despite evidence of some support, the New York Times pointed out in October that such a hearing would likely not take place since Republicans are driving the issues that move forward in the legislative process. 

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