Think it will all be over once the Senate acquits President Trump?
Not so fast.
Democrat Rep. Al Green now says the Democrats can impeach Trump “more than once”.
Is that the game plan?
Just keep doing this over and over and over for the next 5 years?
Is that a huge abuse of power?
From the Washington Examiner:
Texas Rep. Al Green advocated that Democrats continue to pursue impeachment several times if the Senate does not vote to convict President Trump.
On Thursday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced that the House Judiciary Committee would be drafting articles of impeachment as one of the final steps before a full House vote. If the House votes to impeach the president, the process moves over to the Republican-controlled Senate, where there is little support to convict Trump.
Green claimed that shouldn’t dissuade Democrats from moving rapidly toward impeachment. During a speech on the House floor on Thursday, Green reminded his colleagues that there is “no limit” to the number of times they can impeach the president.
“The Constitution allows a president to be impeached more than once,” Green explained. “If we impeach now, or at some time in the near future, for one issue that we dearly should, then we find later that the president has other issues that merit impeachment, we can impeach again. There is no limit on the number of times.”
Green noted that he doesn’t believe Trump should be impeached “needlessly,” despite having forced a vote on impeachment three times before the current effort to remove Trump following his controversial phone call with Ukrainian leaders.
“Every time I call it to the attention of this House, there was purpose and reason behind it, and I believe that we can do it more than once if it becomes necessary,” Green said.
He called on the Senate to vote to remove Trump if the House impeachment is successful but said he would not let the upper chamber’s decision slow down his efforts to end Trump’s presidency.
“I think the Senate ought to act. I think the Senate ought to convict. But if the Senate does not convict, it does not mean that the House is now hamstrung and cannot move forward again with impeachment,” Green said.
California Rep. Adam Schiff has made similar points while leading the House Intelligence Committee. He claimed that his committee will continue to investigate Trump despite turning over its impeachment report earlier this week.
Green, 73, had criticized the House Judiciary Committee’s handling of the impeachment so far because the committee only invited white Constitutional scholars to testify on the legal merits of Trump’s impeachment.