Congressman Al Green’s call for impeachment of President Donald Trump Wednesday had disastrous results. (Screen capture, YouTube, C-SPAN)
Right in the middle of Wednesday’s important voting activities on concealed carry reciprocity, Texas Congressman Al Green (D) took the House microphone to call for a vote on his proposed impeachment of President Donald Trump.
What happened next underscores the age old advice, “Just because you can do something, doesn’t mean you should” and “Be careful what you ask for, you may get it.”
Green got it, alright. Live on C-SPAN, Green’s impeachment effort was crushed as Republicans and Democrats overwhelmingly rejected the impeachment proposal 364-58. It was the kind of legislative slapdown perhaps befitting such a notion. Greene launched his effort earlier this year with an impassioned speech.
Green was among the 184 Democrats, joined by 14 Republicans, who voted against the reciprocity measure. He was on the