Al Green said Tuesday that he will bring articles of impeachment against President Trump to a vote on Wednesday, the latest step in an impeachment effort that does not yet have broad Democratic support and is unlikely to succeed in the Republican-led House.
Democratic leaders appeared to have prevented Green from bringing an impeachment resolution in October, when the congressman ultimately stopped short of offering it.
"Therefore, Donald John Trump by causing such harm to the society of the United States is unfit to be President and warrants impeachment, trial, and removal from office", the resolution concludes.
In May, Green called for the impeachment of Trump, making him the first member of Congress at the time to officially request leveling charges against the President from the House floor.
Green further stated in the letter to fellow House members that statements by Trump and his administration have associated the presidency with White nationalism, neo-Nazism, and "inciting hatred and hostility".
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has called the effort premature amid ongoing Russian Federation investigations into alleged ties between the Kremlin and Trump campaign advisers.
Green tried to force a vote on the issue Wednesday.
The resolution has no real chance of advancing in the House. But even a motion to table could present difficulties for some of Green's colleagues as a symbolic vote on removing Trump from office.
"Mr. Speaker in a metaphorical sense today, sometime after noon, shortly after 12 o'clock, I will take the road less traveled", Green stated. But if they vote against tabling the motion, they could be forced to explain to moderate and independent voters why they acted to impeach Trump before the investigations had concluded. It is not about Republicans, it is about the fate of our Republic.