— Jeff Stein (@JStein_Vox) May 15, 2017
Democratic Congressman Al Green called for impeaching President Trump on Monday, saying Congress must prove to the country that the laws apply to everyone.
“President Trump is not above the law. He has committed an impeachable act and must be charged,” said Rep. Al Green, Texas “To do otherwise would cause some Americans to lose respect for, and obedience to, our societal norms.”
Mr. Green said the firing of FBI Director James B. Comey last week was an attempt to intimidate and obstruct the bureau’s probe into potential illicit connections between Trump campaign figures and the Russian government.
He is the latest Democrat to broach the subject of impeachment, though most of those have speculated about the possibility. Only a few have actually called for the process to begin.
California Rep. Maxine Waters has been talking about impeachment almost since Mr. Trump’s presidency began, but has doubled down in wake of Mr. Comey’s firing. Ms. Waters even suggested charging the president with obstruction of justice over dismissing the FBI director.
This story first appeared in the Washington Times.