In response, Democratic leaders resisted Green's call to action, insisting that more urgent matters warranted attention, namely the tax bill and the Russian Federation investigation.
The top two Democrats in the House of Representatives came out Wednesday against an effort to impeach President Trump, shortly before the House is expected to vote to kill the effort. Every Republican voted against the measure, while 58 Democrats voted for impeachment, and four Democrats voted present.
Al Green said Tuesday that he will bring articles of impeachment against President Trump to a vote on Wednesday, the latest step in an impeachment effort that does not yet have broad Democratic support and is unlikely to succeed in the Republican-led House.
The resolution offered by Green states that Trump has sown discord among the people of the US based on national origin and race.
The articles claim Trump brought shame and dishonor to the office of the president by being associated "with causes rooted in white supremacy, bigotry, racism, anti-Semitism, white nationalism, or neo-Nazism".
Pelosi and Hoyer argued in their joint statement that Congress should wait for Congressional investigations and the special counsel's investigation to conclude. Democratic leaders announced beforehand they were opposed to Green's resolution.
Several Dems contend that it's premature to bring articles of impeachment before special counsel Robert Mueller completes his investigation into the Kremlin's election meddling.
Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Minority Whip Steny Hoyer tell Democrats: "Now is not the time to consider articles of impeachment". Although his speech is not criminal, it divides and damages the country, Green wrote in a letter to his colleagues, according to CNN.
Mr. Green is among a handful of liberal members who've pushed for impeachment now, even though Democrats do not control either chamber.
"I love my country", Representative Al Green of Texas said in a memo to colleagues Tuesday, before adding he meant to bring articles of impeachment against a president who was "unmindful of the high duties of his high office and the dignity and properties thereof".