Democratic Rep. Al Green on Tuesday promised the House would again vote on whether to impeach President Trump, but didn’t say when he would try to force another vote.
A majority of Democrats joined with Republicans last week to block a resolution calling for Trump’s impeachment after Green forced a vote on the measure. Just 58 Democrats supported the measure last Wednesday.
“There will be another vote to impeach this president. There will be another vote because I will not stand by and watch this country, the country I love, be brought into shame and disrepute because of a person who is unfit to hold the office of president,” Green said in a House floor speech.
“History will judge us all,” he continued.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Minority Whip Steny Hoyer issued a joint statement last week rejecting the measure.
“This president has made statements and taken actions that are beyond the pale for most Americans, embracing those who espouse hatred and division while promoting policies that would harm our economy and undermine our national security," the Democratic leaders said. "Legitimate questions have been raised about his fitness to lead this nation. Right now, Congressional committees continue to be deeply engaged in investigations into the President’s actions both before and after his inauguration. The special counsel’s investigation is moving forward as well, and those inquiries should be allowed to continue. Now is not the time to consider articles of impeachment.”