Democrat vows to hold impeachment vote after Donald Trump's 'sh*thole countries' remark

Democrat vows to hold impeachment vote after 'Donald Trump's sh*thole countries remark'

Al Green says he'll put his vote where his mouth is

Friday, January 12, 2018

A US Representative has said he wants a House floor vote on Donald Trump's impeachment, following his alleged comments on immigrants from "sh*thole" countries.

Rep. Al Green tweeted: “Congressional condemnation of racist bigotry is not enough. In Congress, talk is cheap-it’s how we vote that counts.

"Next week, I will again bring a resolution to impeach @realDonaldTrump. I will put my vote where my mouth is."

The US Representative from Texas' 9th congressional district tried to hold an impeachment vote last last month, but the attempt failed despite 58 Democrats voting in favour.

Reports claim the US President called Central American and African nations "sh*thole countries" whilst talking to US lawmakers about immigrants. 

However Trump has denied using such a phrase and instead claimed the language used was "tough."

Green had already said after last month's failed attempt that he would try to impeach Trump again.

The House Democrat had argued that the President is “fueling an alt-right hate machine" which is "causing immediate injury to American society,” according to The Hill.

This was in relation to Trump's response to the protests in Charlottesville over white supremacy as well as his criticism of NFL players taking part in the "take a knee" protests against discrimination.