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Rep. Al Green called for Trump's impeachment on the House floor


UPDATE 10:59 a.m. EST: 

Rep. Al Green (D-TX) accused President Trump of obstruction of justice Wednesday morning and called for his impeachment.

"I rise today, Mr. Speaker, to call for the impeachment of the President of the United States of America for obstruction of justice," Green said on the House floor.

"There is a belief in this country that no one is above the law," Green said. "And that includes the President of the United States of America."

ORIGINAL STORY:  Rep. Al Green (D-TX) said he will call for the impeachment of President Trump on House floor on Wednesday morning.

"Today on the floor of the Congress of the United States of America, I will call for the Impeachment of the President,” tweeted Green. 

Green accused the president during a news conference on Monday of attempting to obstruct the investigation into the Trump campaign's alleged ties to Russian officials, saying "the mantra should be ITN: Impeach Trump now."

"It’s not the political expedient thing to do, this is what we must do to maintain our democracy," said Green.

However, other Democrats have warned that it is too early to rush headlong into the impeachment process, saying that a case should be constructed with care.

"What was the president's intent? Was he trying to shutdown a legitimate prosecution? Was he doing it because he was worried the trail may lead back to him? These are profound questions we need to answer before we get too far down the path of what are the consequences if the proof turns out to be there,” said Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA). 

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