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Chairman Nadler Statement on Rep. Green’s Article of Impeachment

Washington, D.C. – House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) released the following statement after voting against a motion to table Congressman Al Green’s (D-TX) article of impeachment:

“Today, I voted against the Republican motion to table the article of impeachment offered by Congressman Al Green of Texas.  To be clear, President Trump has consistently invoked nativist and racist tropes that have a long and shameful history in this country.  His recent vile and hateful comments were not just an attack on our colleagues, they were an attack on all immigrants and minorities, and on our fundamental values as a nation. 

“I opposed this procedural motion because this article of impeachment should have been referred to the House Judiciary Committee.  One resolution related to impeachment has already been referred to the Committee. The subject matter of Congressman Green’s resolution was separate and distinct and did not go directly to the issues of obstruction, corruption, and abuse of power at the core of our investigation—but it, too, should have been referred to us.  My hope is that future impeachment resolutions be referred here as well, so that they can also be considered as part of the Committee’s overall response to clear allegations of presidential misconduct. 

“Today’s vote has no effect on that important work.  Our investigation will continue.  We will hear directly from Special Counsel Mueller one week from today.  I very much doubt that today will be the last action we must consider to hold President Trump accountable.”

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