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Rep. Green: Trump Doesn’t Have to Commit Crime to be Impeached

You’ll recall Rep. Al Green’s declaration last week promising that a vote on impeachment articles will be had on the House floor before the end of the year.

He’s joining Mad Maxine Waters in the ‘impeachment at any cost’ caucus.

And now, apparently, the only criterion for Trump’s impeachment is that the Democrats don’t like him very much.

According to Green, whether Robert Mueller’s investigation produces criminal charges for the president, he’s still impeachable because “people assume that the president must commit a crime to be impeached – not true.”

He’s technically correct in that the Constitution includes ‘misdemeanors’ as a criterion.

The problem remains that a misdemeanor, like a crime, is still statutory.

And Democrats have yet to highlight either.

Here’s more from PJ Media…

Rep. Al Green (D-Texas) told PJM that the Democrats have to do a better job of informing the public that Congress could still impeach President Trump even if former FBI Director Bob Mueller’s Russia investigation concludes that he did not commit any crimes.

Green, who introduced articles of impeachment a month ago but didn’t force a vote on the House floor, said the Founding Fathers did not want the executive branch to “investigate itself,” and stressed that the president’s ultimate fate still rests with Congress.

“When it’s outsourced to a person who has a criminal investigation, people assume that the president must commit a crime to be impeached – not true. Impeachment is political. What Mr. Mueller is doing is a criminal investigation. He may or may not conclude that the president has committed a criminal offense,” Green said during an interview after his speech at the recent Legislative & Policy Conference organized by Al Sharpton’s National Action Network (NAN) on Capitol Hill.

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