Another alleges Trump brought "shame and dishonor to the office of the presidency by associating the majesty and dignity of the presidency with causes rooted in white supremacy, bigotry, racism, anti-Semitism, white nationalism and neo-Nazism".
In the 15-page proposal, Green says the president should be impeached for tweeting "disparaging" remarks about National Football League players, Puerto Ricans, Muslims, LGBTQ people, and President Barack Obama.
The rapper compared Trump's sins to those of President Bill Clinton, who was impeached in 1998 though not removed from office.
Representative Al Green (D-Texas) says Pres. Trump has undermined the integrity of his office with impunity and has brought disrepute on the Presidency with immunity. He also accused Trump of "perfidy" in making the unsubstantiated claim that millions of people voted illegally in the 2016 presidential election. In so doing, Donald John Trump, President of the United States of America, has fueled and is fueling an alt-right hate machine and its worldwide covert sympathizers engendering racial antipathy, LGBTQ enmity, religious anxiety, stealthy sexism, and awful xenophobia, perfidiously causing immediate injury to American society.
Green said to reporters afterward that he had wanted to allow more time for his colleagues to review the resolution before it was voted on, and he suggested that the House floor staff had misled him about the timing of that vote.
The Times called the Democrats' prospects of winning both the House and Senate next year "unlikely".
Any impeachment attempt is a nonstarter in the Republican-controlled Congress.
Still, this is the second time articles of impeachment have been introduced. But when, less than an hour later, the House's presiding officer called the resolution up for action, Green did not appear on the floor to offer it.
Green introduced the articles of impeachment as a privileged motion, which normally would have compelled the House to vote on the resolution within two legislative days.
If he had followed through, Green would have forced every Democrat in the House to put themselves on the record on impeachment. "Members don't want this vote".
Al Green says he'll do it again and intends to eventually force a vote.
Green, who said he was not aware of Steyer's letter, declined to say if he had received any pressure from his party's leadership to back down from the measure after his speech in the House, but said he had not been dissuaded ahead of time. Some in the party think it would be an overreach to go for the political jugular, and might alienate voters in the process, putting the Dems even deeper in the hole in the upcoming midterm elections. "He warrants impeachment, trial and removal from office".