President Donald Trump news: Democrats plan to push impeachment to a vote following Trump’s ‘sh*thole’ comments

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U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with Republican members of the Senate about immigration at the White House in Washington, U.S., January 4, 2018. (REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque)

Texas Democrat Al Green has promised to force another impeachment vote on the House floor next week, following President Donald Trump’s controversial statements in which he described African nations, El Salvador, and Haiti has “sh*thole countries.”

The congressman took to social media Friday and vowed that he would bring to Congress a resolution to impeach the president. “Congressional condemnation of racist bigotry is not enough,” Green wrote on Twitter. “In Congress, talk is cheap-it’s how we vote that counts. Next week, I will again bring a resolution to impeach [Donald Trump]. I will put my vote where my mouth is.”

The statement of the lawmaker comes as a wave of criticism and condemnation is expressed all over the world for Trump’s recent comments about African countries, El Salvador, and Haiti.

During a meeting with a bipartisan group of senators, Trump used strong language that Democratic Senator Richard Durbin described as “hate-filled, vile and racist.”

“I cannot believe that in the history of the White House and of that Oval Office, any president has ever spoken the words that I personally heard our president speak yesterday,” said Durbin.

This will not be the first time that Green will bring the impeachment vote to the Congress floor. Last month Green also pushed for a vote for Trump’s impeachment. “He has harmed the society of the United States, brought shame and dishonor to the office of president of the United States,” Green told Congress. The vote saw 58 Democrats agreeing to begin the impeachment proceedings, while 364 members of the congress voted against it.

While Green’s efforts are not expected to gain traction, Trump’s former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski says the president could have a real problem if the Democrats are able to take control of Congress after the 2018 midterm elections.

“The problem with that is the Democrats only have to take back 24 seats in the House in order to take over,” said Lewandowski. “And if that happens, we’ve got a real problem.”