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Sun May 12, 2019, 05:34 PM

Rep. Al Green: "I'm Concerned If We Don't Impeach This President, He Will Get Re-Elected"



"I regret I'm the canary in the coal mine. I regret I was the person who had to first say there's some obstruction taking place here. I regret it had to be me but it had to be somebody. I take my duties seriously. I love my country and want you to know this, we must impeach this president. If we don't, it's not the soul of the nation that will be at risk only, it is the soul of the Congress that's at risk. Congress has a duty, a responsibility, an obligation that only it can fulfill. No one else can no. Other entity can. It is Congress that will have to act. If we put people above party, we'll act properly. But if we allow a party to be above principle, we will not. If we allow political expediency to trump moral imperative, we will have created a shameful situation that this Congress will never live down. History won't be kind to us. We must impeach him."

"MSNBC HOST: I do understand you believe you are duty bound but strategically speaking here, are you okay with the president going through impeachment proceedings and then at the very end in the Republican-controlled Senate where he needs to be convicted, headlines all over the country saying "Trump acquitted" right in the middle of the presidential election campaign?

REP. AL GREEN: Dr. King said -- and I agree completely -- the time is always right to do right. The right thing for the Congress to do is impeach. Let the Senate do what they may. We have to do what they must.

This is not a game. This is not about who's going to do well in the polls. The polls will catch up with justice when we show people that we have the backbone, the spine to do what this constitution demands of us when we have an unfit, reckless, ruthless, lawless president in the White House. We say that. We talk about it. You will hear Democrats talking about how he's unfit to be president, how he is doing things that are unconscionable and unconstitutional. "



https://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2019/05/06/al_green_im_concerned_if_we_dont_impeach_this_president_he_will_get_re-elected.html

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Reply Rep. Al Green: "I'm Concerned If We Don't Impeach This President, He Will Get Re-Elected" (Original post)
orangecrush May 2019 OP
samnsara May 2019 #1
orangecrush May 2019 #2
elleng May 2019 #7
wryter2000 May 2019 #9
orangecrush May 2019 #10
wryter2000 May 2019 #11
uponit7771 May 2019 #3
orangecrush May 2019 #4
uponit7771 May 2019 #6
peggysue2 May 2019 #5
PufPuf23 May 2019 #8
OnDoutside May 2019 #12
Progressive Jones May 2019 #13
orangecrush May 2019 #14

Response to orangecrush (Original post)

Sun May 12, 2019, 05:36 PM

1. what if we impeach him and he STILL gets reelected:(

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Response to samnsara (Reply #1)

Sun May 12, 2019, 05:38 PM

2. Impeachment

will expedite the gathering of evidence needed to take him down.

What if you stand up to a bully and still get beat up? You give others the courage to do the same. Eventually, the bully goes down.

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Response to orangecrush (Reply #2)

Sun May 12, 2019, 05:57 PM

7. Yes

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Response to orangecrush (Reply #2)

Sun May 12, 2019, 06:04 PM

9. Of course, he'll go down

After four more years.

Impeach now, lose in the Senate, and it'll all be over a year before the election.

Continue hearings in at least three committees in the House, fight his obstruction, impeach some of his cabinet members, and the longer he drags it out, the more mud he collects as we approach 2020.

I'm not saying don't impeach him ever. I'm most definitely not saying hold up on talking about impeachment now, but what we're during currently is the best strategy. The American public still needs to be educated about his crimes.

And btw, Jill Wine-Banks said the courts moved quickly on Nixon, and there was never a single impeachment hearing against him. He resigned before that happened.

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Response to wryter2000 (Reply #9)

Sun May 12, 2019, 06:22 PM

10. "He'll go down in four more years"


He is floating the idea of not leaving office at all.

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Response to orangecrush (Reply #10)

Sun May 12, 2019, 06:34 PM

11. Yeah, well...

That's a very nice fantasy for him to have.

Edited to add: in 2021, there will be another president, and Trump can be forcibly removed from the White House. His only hope would be that one of his kids (including Jared) is elected president. Even Pence (shudder) would want to have his own presidency.

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Response to orangecrush (Original post)

Sun May 12, 2019, 05:43 PM

3. K&R, 2020 will ... NOT ... be more free and fair than 2016. Rudy G,"it's OK to get help from Russia"

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Response to uponit7771 (Reply #3)

Sun May 12, 2019, 05:47 PM

4. How Giuliani is not in a federal prison by now


is quite beyond me.

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Response to orangecrush (Reply #4)

Sun May 12, 2019, 05:49 PM

6. +1, how M$M isn't sticking these statements in the face of red don and his crew is more beyond me

.... bunch of treasonous bastards.

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Response to orangecrush (Original post)

Sun May 12, 2019, 05:48 PM

5. Don't think the concern about the Trumpster getting reelected . . .

should ever be a reason for impeachment. Donald Trump should be impeached because he's guilty of High Crimes and Misdemeanors, for diminishing the Office of the Presidency and for posing a serious National Security risk to the United States of America.

He doesn't deserve reelection; I've always thought of him as an illegitimate squatter. He deserves to have his ill-gotten gains requisitioned and then live out his life in a jail cell.

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Response to orangecrush (Original post)

Sun May 12, 2019, 06:00 PM

8. I agree with Rep. Green.

Time is awastin'.

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Response to orangecrush (Original post)

Sun May 12, 2019, 07:37 PM

12. Death by 1000 cuts. I think Al is wrong, let the process play out,

forcing the facts to come out. Bring his numbers down bit by bit, so much that the public will come out to vote just to get rid of him, and end this nightmare.

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Response to orangecrush (Original post)

Sun May 12, 2019, 08:00 PM

13. There won't be enough dopes to re-elect him this time. nt

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Response to Progressive Jones (Reply #13)

Sun May 12, 2019, 10:37 PM

14. I hope you're right

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