Published On: Wed, May 17th, 2017

'Trump MUST be impeached' Top Democrat calls for President to be removed from office

Democrat Al Green said Mr Trump should be removed from office following his decision to sack FBI Director James Comey.

Mr Comey, who was investigating the President’s alleged ties to Russia, was fired last week, sparking claims of a cover-up.

Mr Green said: “In this country no one is above the law, and that includes the President of the United States of America.

“Our democracy is at risk. This offence has occurred before our very eyes. It is perspicuous. It is easy to understand.

“This is not about the President firing the FBI Director because he was investigating someone else.

“It’s because the FBI Director was investigating the President himself.”

Mr Green, who has served in Congress since 2005, insisted his anti-Trump speech was not politically motivated.

He said: “This is not about my encouraging other people to do things, other than the American people.

“This is about my position. This is about what I believe. And this is where I stand. I will not be moved. The President must be impeached.”

Vice President Mike Pence would replace Mr Trump if the mogul is impeached, convicted by the Senate and expelled from office.

In the highly unlikely event of Mr Pence also being impeached then the Speaker of the House, Paul Ryan, is next in line to become President. 

Mr Pence’s evangelical Christian faith influences many of his political beliefs, including his stances on abortion and homosexuality.

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