Texas Congressman Al Green took a shot at fellow Democrat Nancy Pelosi’s recent comments arguing against impeaching President Trump, alleging the House Minority Leader’s words trivialize his campaign to unseat Trump for “hateful, harmful, bigoted policies.”
Green also alleged the president’s policies discriminate against Jews, despite Trump’s widely heralded decision to move the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem to recognize the city as Israel’s eternal capital – a feat prior presidents have tried and failed to accomplish.
“The May 11, 2018 edition of The Dallas Morning News quoted leader Pelosi as follows: ‘We have elections. Go vote if it’s a policy thing and a behavior thing. I don’t know if you can get impeached for being a jerk, but if we did this guy would be long gone. But that’s not unifying.’
“Reducing President Trump’s hateful, harmful, bigoted policies to his being a jerk trivializes the impact of his bigoted policies on Jews, Latinos, African Americans, women and the LGBTQ community,” Green said in a video posted to Facebook Monday.
Green stood at a podium on a desk void of everything but his name placard. He was framed by the American and Texan flags, with large portraits of civil rights icons Nelson Mandela and Martin Luther King, Jr. hanging on the wall.
“Trivializing his bigotry also allows Trump supporters to hypothesize that while Trump may be an objectionable jerk, he’s not an impeachable bigot, which is not true,” he said. “Donald Trump is more than a contemptable, obnoxious person, he’s the most powerful person on earth.
“His hateful, harmful tweets can and have become policy. His words can move markets. He’s not just some jerk, he’s the President of the United States with a bigoted policy agenda,” Green said without providing a single example. “He’s the quintessential person impeachment was designed for.”
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