July 17, 2019

The House will vote Wednesday evening on whether to open impeachment proceedings against President Trump, Rep. Al Green (D-Texas) has told Politico.

Following the House's Tuesday vote to condemn Trump's racist tweets against four of its members, Green filed articles of impeachment against the president. Green introduced the measure under House rules that allow him to force a vote on it in two days, and as he and multiple sources told Politico on Wednesday, the House will do just that.

Trump on Sunday directed a series of hostile tweets at four Democratic congresswomen, telling them to "go back" to the countries they came from. Green referenced those comments in his filing, writing that "Trump has, by his statements, brought the high office of the president of the United States in contempt, ridicule, disgrace, and disrepute." They also "demonstrated that he is unfit to be president" and prove "has committed a high misdemeanor in office," Green continued.

After Green's filing, the House could then choose to let the vote proceed, attempt to table the impeachment articles, or refer them to the House Judiciary Committee, and it appears it has chosen the first option. Still, with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) still reluctant to call for impeachment, it's likely that his vote will fail. Kathryn Krawczyk

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