Sending Office: Honorable Al Green
July 17, 2019
An Explanation of Impeachment in
Preparation for Tonight’s Vote
This evening, I brought the attached, privileged resolution to impeach President Donald J. Trump to the Floor of the United States House of Representatives for a vote. As a privileged resolution, this vote will occur once there is a second reading of the
impeachment resolution on the Floor. Thereafter, the Speaker of the House of Representatives must schedule a time within two legislative days for the vote when the resolution will be considered.
The Speaker will determine whether the resolution will be voted on its merits, may offer a motion to table, or a motion to send to the House Judiciary Committee. Likewise, the Speaker can also schedule time for debate, which would be controlled by the Speaker
and the Democratic Leader. If the resolution passes the House on a simple majority vote, it is referred to the Senate for trial. The Senate would conduct the impeachment trial with the Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court presiding. If two-thirds
of Senators present vote to impeach, the President would be removed from office.
As I have said before, this is not about Democrats, it is about democracy; this is not about Republicans, it is about the republic. To condemn a racist President is not enough, we must impeach him. This will be a defining vote. May everyone vote their conscience
knowing that the world is watching, and that history will judge us all.
If you have any additional questions, please contact Chief of Staff Robert Eskridge in the Office of Congressman Al Green at 5-7508 or
Member of Congress
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
Mr. AL GREEN of Texas submitted the following resolution.
Impeaching Donald John Trump, President of the United
States, of high misdemeanors.
Resolved, That Donald John Trump, President of the United States, is unfit to be President, unfit to represent the American values of decency and morality, respectability and civility, honesty and propriety, reputability
and integrity, is unfit to defend the ideals that have made America great, unfit to defend liberty and justice for all as extolled in the Pledge of Allegiance, is unfit to defend the American ideal of all persons being created equal as exalted in
the Declaration of Independence, is unfit to ensure domestic tranquility, promote the general welfare and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity as lauded in the preamble to the United States Constitution, is unfit to protect government
of the people, by the people, for the people as elucidated in the Gettysburg Address, and is impeached for high misdemeanors, and that the following article of impeachment be exhibited to the Senate:
Article of Impeachment exhibited by the House of Representatives of the United States, in the name of itself and of the people of the United States, against Donald John Trump, President of the United States, in maintenance
and support of its impeachment against him for high misdemeanors committed as President constituting harm to American society to the manifest injury of the people of the United States:
The House of Representatives, on July 16, 2019, strongly condemned President Donald Trump’s racist comments that have legitimized and increased fear and hatred of new Americans and people of color by saying that our fellow
Americans who are immigrants, and those who may look to the President like immigrants, should “go back” to other countries, by referring to immigrants and asylum seekers as “invaders,” and by saying that Members of Congress who are immigrants (or those of
our colleagues who are wrongly assumed to be immigrants) do not belong in Congress or in the United States of America.
In all of this, the aforementioned Donald John Trump has, by his statements, brought the high office of the President of the United States in contempt, ridicule, disgrace and disrepute, has sown discord among the people of the
United States, has demonstrated that he is unfit to be President, and has betrayed his trust as President of the United States to the manifest injury of the people of the United States, and has committed a high misdemeanor in office.
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.
e-Dear Colleague version 2.0