Rep. Al Green proudly posted a video of himself on his own YouTube channel complaining about the lack of diversity among impeachment witnesses chosen by the House Judiciary Committee, which is controlled by Democrats.
It hurts my heart, Mr. Speaker, to see the Judiciary Committee hearing experts on the topic of impeachment, one of the seminal issues of this Congress… and not one person of color among the experts
What subliminal message are we sending to the world when we have experts, but not one person of color?
Are we saying there are no people of color who are experts on this topic of impeachment? What is the message that we’re sending?
Al Green’s video was mocked on social media, with 3 times as many thumbs down as thumbs up at the time of publication.
One Commenter said “This may be the stupidest thing that was said today in this charade.”
Per FreeBeacon, all four law professors that spoke before the House Judiciary Committee Wednesday on the topic of impeachment—Stanford University’s Pamela Karlan, George Washington University’s Jonathan Turley, University of North Carolina’s Michael Gerhardt, and Harvard University’s Noah Feldman—are white. All but Turley were selected by the committee’s Democratic majority.
Green said that if he was wrong about the racial composition of the witnesses, he would apologize. “But if the committee is wrong, if the Congress is wrong, what will it do?” he asked.
The Houston Democrat was an early supporter of removing President Donald Trump from office, introducing an impeachment resolution as early as December 2017. Green did not point to the then-ongoing Mueller investigation, instead arguing that Trump was guilty of “associating the presidency with white nationalism, neo-Nazism, and hatred.”
“It seems that there’s a desire among some to have the output of people of color without input from the people of color,” Green said in his Wednesday speech.
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