On May 17 in Washington D.C., the first call for Donald Trump’s impeachment was heard by congress thanks to Democratic Rep. Al Green of Texas. The request was specifically to level charges against the President from the House floor. Rep. Green explained, “For those who do not know, impeachment does not mean that the President would be found guilty. It simply means that the House of Representatives will bring charges against the President. It’s similar to an indictment but not quite the same thing.”
Green gave a warning about his actions, in a fashion that is relevant to our day and age, by taking to twitter and announcing he would make the call for impeachment.
Today on the floor of the Congress of the United States of America, I will call for the Impeachment of the President between 9am & 10am CST.
— Congressman Al Green (@RepAlGreen) May 17, 2017
This comes after a hectic week and a half of chaos surrounding Trump’s firing of FBI director James Comey, which most likely involved the President actively obstructing justice, and it doesn’t seem to be likely that things will be calming down anytime soon.
The calls for impeachment are slowly rising from lawmakers and politicians. Maxine Waters has been one of the first active proponents of impeachment and is still doing a true patriots work.
— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) May 17, 2017