Published: Fri, March 15, 2019
World Media | By Cesar Oliver

Dem Rep. Green Battles FNC's Cavuto on Impeaching Trump: 'Bigotry Is Impeachable'

Dem Rep. Green Battles FNC's Cavuto on Impeaching Trump: 'Bigotry Is Impeachable'

WASHINGTON-Far from signaling the end of House Democrats' impeachment effort against President Donald Trump, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi's widely reported opposition may actually advance the campaign, according to Republican and Democratic strategists.

Murdock says the president's plan would allow "some level of dignity, it allows you to get the skills to go back to work and reduce the incentive for people just to stay home and get checks and possibly cheat the system".

"I would like to see this president and the style of politics that he represents sent off through the electoral process, decisively defeated at the ballot box", South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg said Sunday night at a CNN presidential town hall. "And that's up to us to make the contrast to show that this president - while he be appealing to you on your insecurity and therefore your xenophobia, whether it's globalization or immigrants - is fighting clean air for your children to breathe, clean water for them to drink, food safety, every good thing that we should be doing that people can't do for themselves". So if Pelosi was trying to provide centrist Democrats, particularly ones who hail from districts Trump won in 2016, political cover - as some have surmised - it might all be for naught.

For the record, impeachment is political action, not a legal one, and the constitution's language is quite vague, leaving it up to congressional interpretation. Does Pelosi think going forward with impeachment is elective? Would an impeachment help rally the Democratic party together or cause division?

By laying down a marker against impeachment, Pelosi leaves herself the option of joining or boosting the effort at some point down the line, while avoiding having to walk back a statement should Mueller come up short. It will be the third time Green has done so, but the first time in the Democratic majority House. Al Green responded with a message of his own: another impeachment vote is coming to the House floor anyway. He added: "Before you impeach somebody, you have to persuade the American public that it ought to happen".

"If the [reports] indicate that that's become necessary, then we must fulfil our oath and proceed with impeachment", said Rep Ilhan Omar, a freshman progressive firebrand. Straightforward, just tell him what I think. The Republican Party has largely shrugged off Trump being implicated in a bona-fide crime - Michael Cohen's campaign finance violations. "So until they realize that - some evidence comes out that's akin to a smoking gun, they may not change". They would need to focus their attention not on the relatively arid question of whether the president has committed a high crime or misdemeanor, but on the more substantive question of how we expect presidents to behave in office and why. "No, I don't think he's fit to be president of the United States". Her comments to The Washington Post riled some liberals in the House Democratic caucus.

Democrats have launched multiple probes into Trump's White House and personal businesses. "And if they do produce that, then I think it will nearly be inevitable that we'll have to go there because the Judiciary Committee has to protect the Constitution".

However, Rep. Green, who has been pushing to impeach the president since Trump was elected, told C-SPAN Tuesday that he will "bring it (to) the floor of the House again", but declined to say when.

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