Virginia’s political establishment is in turmoil after the state’s governor and attorney general admitted wearing blackface in the 1980s and one congressional Democrat has found the man responsible for the problem.
“The Trump presidency has sent a message that you can be immune to the consequences of bigotry,” Texas Democrat Congressman Al Green claimed without evidence in a statement.
Green claimed without evidence the behavior of two Democrats relating to something they did 35 years ago “is but a symptom of a greater syndrome that currently plagues our country as a result of not acting on President Trump’s bigotry.”
“We no longer stare bigotry down; bigotry now stares us down,” Green continued. “Further, an argument that Governor Ralph Northam and Attorney General Mark Herring should resign will subject us to accusations of political hypocrisy if we refuse to take on a bigoted president.”
Green, however, has found a way to hold Governor Ralph Northam and Attorney General Mark Herring responsible for their early 1980s college behavior.
Green has introduced articles of impeachment against Trump.
“The remedy must be more than talking points about a much-needed conversation concerning bigotry,” said Green, arguing for Trump’s impeachment.
“We cannot allow bigotry to go unchecked.”
Green’s articles of impeachment repeatedly accuse Trump of the impeachable crime of “associating the presidency and the people of the United States with bigotry.”
Despite other Democrats accusing Trump without evidence of colluding with Russia, rigging the election and illegally profiting from the presidency, Green’s impeachment resolution only accuses Trump of “bigotry,” arguing that alone is grounds for two-thirds of the Senate to remove him from office.