Representative Al. Green of Houston, TX was the first member of the House to call for the impeachment of President Trump for obstruction of justice. Since then, his office received a number of angry (and racist) phone calls, some of them threatening acts of terror, reports TYT Politics Contributor Eric Byler. Rep. Green and Byler met at the US Capitol to discuss the impeachment campaign and the public’s reaction. Of the threats, Rep. Green assured that they will be taken seriously to protect staff and constituents — but they will not deter or intimidate Rep. Al Green from moving forward with introducing an impeachment resolution.
We commend Rep. Al Green for his courage and patriotism, and we thank him for joining in this important cause of our time.
*Warning: Some portions of this interview include the playback of voice messages that some may find disturbing.
On May 17, 2017, we gathered in Brookline, Massachusetts for a conversation on legal strategies and ways to organize around impeaching Trump. Ben Clements, Chair of the Board of Free Speech For People, and Ron Fein, Free Speech For People Legal Director, about our campaign calling on Congress to launch an impeachment investigation of President Donald Trump.
On Tuesday, former CIA Director John Brennan testified to the House Intelligence Committee that he had growing concerns last year that Trump’s campaign was guilty of potential collusion with Russian officials to influence the 2016 election. In response, Trump hired a lawyer to represent him during the ongoing investigation, which led to growing calls for Trump’s impeachment.
This morning, John Bonifaz, co-founder and president of Free Speech for People joined Texas Congress member Al Green on Democracy Now! to discuss the campaign and the mounting evidence for impeachment.
“I do admire greatly, what my friend is doing. He and his cohorts have given the American people a means by which they can participate in this process. It is a participatory democracy, and I encourage people to go online and to make your voices heard. This is a way for your to participate. Sign the petition. It will be the will of the American people that will drive the will of Congress. If the American people speak up and stand up, and have impeachment town hall meetings, you don’t have to wait on a congress person to have an impeachment town hall meeting, you can call one yourself.” — Rep. Al Green (TX-D, 9th District)
Today, Congressman Al Green, Representing Texas’ 9th District and John Bonifaz, Co-Founder & President at Free Speech for People joined The Bill Press Show to discuss the campaign to impeach President Trump. Watch the full segment above.