We all know Rep. Al Green is impeachment happy. He started introducing impeachment articles in the House in 2017, citing impeachable offenses ranging from President Trump dissing “The Squad” in a tweet to describing some African nations as “s**thole countries” to criticizing football players who refused to stand for the national anthem. All of those warranted impeachment and removal in his eyes.
Over the weekend, Green was on MSNBC and managed to bring slavery into the current impeachment inquiry. How? Well, he noted the need to add something to the articles of impeachment to address people of color: “I also think that if we don’t include some of the things that are important to people of color then I think that our business won’t be finished with.”
Democrat Congressman Al Green: Trump Must Be Impeached ‘To Deal With Slavery’ https://t.co/556utmxoXV
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) December 8, 2019
The Daily Wire reports on the exchange:
“I do believe, ma’am, that we have to deal with the original sin,” Green continued. “We have to deal with slavery. Slavery was the thing that put all of what President Trump has done lately into motion. It’s insidious … racism, the president has played on racism and he’s used that as a weapon to galvanize a base of support to mobilize people.”
So he’s expecting the Democrats to somehow work slavery into the articles of impeachment along with Ukraine and Russia?
Democrat Rep. Al Green says the impeachment of @realDonaldTrump is needed “to deal with slavery.”
MSNBC’s Alex Witt “mmhhhmms” throughout the clip in agreement.pic.twitter.com/KbbQ5RPbbn
— Steve Guest (@SteveGuest) December 7, 2019
Oh my Lord ?
At this point, I hope they go the kitchen sink approach & throw in articles for every last stupid gripe they have over Trump & watch it all fall down around them
— Andrea Somerville (@asomer) December 8, 2019
— CoffeyJPC ?? (@JpcCoffey) December 7, 2019
African Americans should be furious with Al Green
— Yowie Wowie (@JonStaub114) December 7, 2019
I think his logic is flawed.
— Lovin’ Life (@lucy_3winds) December 7, 2019
Is he serious? Is he drunk?
— Carl Cottingham (@cottinghamcarl) December 8, 2019
It’s your fantasy Al, build it anyway you want to. @RepAlGreen
— Aaron Freeman (@FreemanNW_com) December 8, 2019
15 years in Congress and ZERO accomplishments.
— PassiveAgressive (@BTG77) December 7, 2019
These people are absolutely crazy
— Pam Gydesen (@PamGydesen) December 8, 2019
It was really hard to get through that entire video clip without shooting myself in the head. But I did it. Where's my trophy?
— Jeff Norman (@citizenjeff) December 8, 2019
People like this need to stop being given a platform to spout their obvious falcities without zero pushback.
This is outrageous.
— Josh Olson (@Josh_olson1988) December 7, 2019
Slavery officially ended in 1865 with passage of the 13th Amendment. All thanks to the Republicans & President Lincoln.
— Brenda Weber (@brendawbr) December 8, 2019
— ??nyjewrn?? (@Nymnurse) December 8, 2019
— LisaL (@Lisa_Leary) December 8, 2019
— len (@nanuk0509) December 8, 2019
Well Dems….if this is what the future holds for the Democratic party, then you'll pretty much be assuring Republican control for several years to come. Thank you!!!
— BoneWhisperer (@ShawnPSweeney) December 8, 2019
I’m disgraced and embarrassed that this is my congressman
— Kings On Crawford (@KingsOnCrawford) December 8, 2019
Make no mistake. He absolutely meant it when he said they "celebrated." This nonsense of the prayerful reluctance and dismay about impeachment is a bunch of horse-hooey.
— Dawn Geisler (@DawnGeisler1) December 8, 2019
Wait… I thought Al said Trump needed to be impeached, because otherwise he was going to be reelected!!
…which is it Al??
— Steve Johnson ? (@Grizzly_Stevens) December 8, 2019
Green seems to have a one-track mind and the crazy train is running on that track full speed.
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— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) October 23, 2019