Donald Trump impeachment vote to be forced by Democratic congressman Al Green

Republican strategist says Trump is closer to being impeached than you think

A Republican strategist said the possibility of President Donald Trump getting impeached is more likely than you think

That's because Republicans control the House and Democrats are split, with many believing it is premature to discuss impeachment as special counsel Robert Mueller investigates possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation in the 2016 election.

Trump's rhetoric, while not criminal, still "divides and damages the social fabric of our country in ways that obstruction of justice can not", Green wrote in his letter.

"Tomorrow we will bring Articles of Impeachment to the floor of the Congress of the United States of America for a vote", Green said Tuesday morning on the House floor, announcing that "three prominent Democrats" have asked to meet with him to discuss impeachment. "It causes unparalleled destruction to our society in the long- and short-term that will not easily heal".

Those comments, Green said cast "contempt on professional football players who engaged in constitutionally protected protests pertaining to allegations of police misconduct with regard to racial minorities, as well as casting contempt on the professional players' mothers by calling them mothers "bitches".

The House minority leader, Nancy Pelosi, has publicly opposed the idea.

But the process of impeaching an American president and removing him from office is complex and challenging. The President's supporters don't see it that way, but investigative reporting and the work of special investigator Robert Mueller increasingly suggest that there is a lot more there than excuse making by disgruntled Democrats as the President and his backers have frequently suggested.

The way the forced vote would happen is lawmakers in the House can offer "privileged" motions on impeachment, which means they can force the House floor to consider the subject. Republicans are likely to vote to set aside the motion. But he later pledged to force a vote by Christmas. The aide said members had raised concerns about forcing an impeachment vote during caucus meetings on multiple occasions.

Green said he'd introduce his resolution on Wednesday under a rule that requires the chamber to vote on the issue within two days. It is not about Republicans, it is about the fate of our Republic.

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