HOUSTON (FOX 26) - A Texas Congressman wants President Donald Trump to be impeached..
Democratic U.S. Representative Al Green from Houston announced on the House floor Tuesday that he will introduce a privileged resolution next week calling for the impeachment of the President.
A resolution will automatically trigger a House vote.
Under House rules, any member can file a “privileged” resolution that argues something goes against the dignity and integrity of the House.
Even if Republicans reject it, as is expected, Green can still force a procedural vote.
"Mr. Speaker, I rise today and stand at the podium designated for Republicans, but I rise not as a Democrat or a Republican. I rise today, Mr. Speaker, not as a liberal or a conservative," Green said donning a U.S. flag-themed tie. "Mr. Speaker, I rise today as a proud American. A person who believes in his country, who salutes the flag and says the Pledge of Allegiance and sings the national anthem."
Green said he was defending any mother who was called a dog "because her son engaged in peaceful protest."
This comes after the President used colorful language to discuss former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s kneeling protests, during a rally in Alabama on Friday.
"Wouldn't you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say, 'Get that son of a bitch off the field right now. He is fired,'" Trump said.
In response to those comments, many NFL football players took a knee during the National Anthem over the weekend. The Dallas Cowboys team, coaches, and even owner Jerry Jones took a knee in solidarity ahead of the National Anthem Monday night.
Rep. Green denounced President Trump's comments, saying they "have brought discourse to a new low" and "a level of indecency that is unbecoming the presidency."
This isn't the first time Green has called for the president's impeachment.
Green co-sponsored an article of impeachment filed by Rep. Brad Sherman in July that accuses President Trump obstructed FBI investigations into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election, in part by by firing former FBI Director James Comey.