Democrat Al Green Claims “Mueller Report Provides Ample Evidence to Impeach Trump”

On Thursday, in response to the news that the recently-released Mueller report cleared President Trump of allegations against him, Democrat Rep. Al Green appeared to have an entirely different take, claiming the report provided “ample evidence” to impeach Trump.

According to Green, a frequent proponent of Democrats’ plans to impeach the president, the report was “ample evidence for us to move forward with impeachment,” claiming the report highlighted at least ten examples of obstruction of justice.

“If we don’t step up and do our job, if we in engage in some sort of analysis and debate and refuse to say the word ‘impeachment,’ we will engage in what Dr. King calls the ‘paralysis of analysis,'” Green said.

The Texas Democrat continued,”I will not allow the paralysis of analysis to prevent us to engage in something that is lawful, constitutional, and expected such that a president will not be above the law.”

From The Hill:

Rep. Al Green (D-Texas) on Thursday stepped up his push for impeaching President Trump following the release of special counsel Robert Mueller‘s report, despite reluctance from House Democratic leaders to go as far.

Green said during a press conference in his Houston district office that Mueller has “given us ample evidence for us to move forward with impeachment,” citing 10 instances of potential obstruction of justice outlined in the report.

The Texas Democrat also again threatened to force another House floor vote on impeaching Trump if committees in the chamber do not act.
“If we don’t step up and do our job, if we in engage in some sort of analysis and debate and refuse to say the word ‘impeachment,’ we will engage in what Dr. [Martin Luther] King calls the paralysis of analysis,” Green said.

Mueller said in his highly anticipated report that he was unable to “conclusively determine”during the course of his 22-month investigation that no criminal conduct occurred as to whether Trump obstructed justice.
“I will bring it to the floor for a vote if the committees do not act,” Green said. “I will not allow the paralysis of analysis to prevent us to engage in something that is lawful, constitutional, and expected such that a president will not be above the law.”
The public version of Mueller’s report, which is partially redacted, reviewed 10 episodes over the course of an obstruction of justice inquiry. Those episodes included Trump’s firing of James Comey as FBI director and efforts to deny that he ordered then-White House counsel Don McGahn to demand the special counsel be removed.