Rep. Al Green (D-Texas), a lawyer-- and proof that the 9th district of Texas should have stayed with Mexico-- was recently interviewed by Alex Witt, on her MSNBC show, “Weekends with Alex Wittless." Sorry, “Weekends with Alex Witt.” The topic, naturally, was the upcoming impeachment of President Donald J. Trump. Green remarked: “I do believe, ma’am, that we have to deal with the original sin. We have to deal with slavery. Slavery was the thing that put all of what President Trump has done lately into motion. It’s insidious… racism. The president has played on racism and he’s used that as a weapon to galvanize a base of support to mobilize people.” He added: “We cannot overlook what happened when he came down the escalator and just demeaned people of color when he talked about the s-hole countries. He has found a way to use ugly words to his benefit and to the detriment of the people who are the object of his words.”
This begs the question, WTF? Trump “came down the escalator” and “talked about the s-hole countries?” He didn’t make the “s-hole” remark until two years after he “came down the escalator,” an event which, apparently, is akin to Adam and Eve partaking of the Forbidden Fruit in the minds of Never-Trumpers. I guess that accounts for Green’s “original sin” remark.
Green previously stated: “I’m concerned If we don’t impeach this president, he will get re-elected.” There you have it: the Democrats real motivation in a nutshell. Nice to know that every future president will be impeached by the House or full Congress if they don’t agree with his or her policies, demeanor…or hair color. Kiss this formerly democratic republic goodbye. Green is also on the record stating that the House should impeach Trump multiple times if the Senate declines to convict him. Just keep impeaching the S.O.B. until he’s removed from office one way or another, the people be damned.
Forget high crimes and misdemeanors. Green actually said that Trump must be impeached “to deal with slavery,” a remark that also begs the question, “WTF?” Abraham Lincoln, a Republican president, freed the slaves in 1863, 156 years ago, via the Emancipation Proclamation, against virulent opposition from Democrats. If a president was to be impeached “to deal with slavery,” it should have been prior to 1860. Or, failing that, Democrat Woodrow Wilson should have been removed from office for his overtly racist beliefs and actions.
If Trump is impeached “to deal with slavery,” every future president will be impeached in order “to deal with the Indian situation,” “to deal with the War of 1812,” “to deal with Shay’s Rebellion,” or “to deal with the AIDS epidemic,” etc., etc., etc.