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adjourn. the speaker pro tempore: the question is on the motion to adjourn. a those in favor say aye. those opposed, no. the ayes have it. the motion is adopted. accordingly, the house stands adjourned until 10:00 a.m. tomorrow for morning hour debate.rks.
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the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. green: mr. speaker, once again i am accorded the pre-eminent privilege of ddressing the house. i consider this one of the great honors of my life to be able to address the house of representatives. and today after this one-minute i consider remark, mr. speaker, i will present a privileged resolution . i want to thank the many persons, especially my staff, who have assisted in the drafting and crafting of this resolution. i'm grateful to the many
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persons who have supported me many in ways. mr. speaker, with that, i yield back the balance of my time. and, mr. speaker, pursuant to ause 2-a-1 of rule 9, i rise to give notice of my intention to raise a question of the privileges of the house. the form of the resolution is as follows. am i recognized, mr. speaker? the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman may proceed. mr. green: thank you. , peaching donald john trump president of the united states, of high misdemeanors. resolved, that donald john trump, president of the united states, is unfit to be
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president. . and is impeached for high misdemeanors and the following articles . of impeachment be presented, be exhibited to the senate. articles of impeachment presented to the house of representatives of the united states. in the name of itself and of the people of the united states. against donald john trump, president of the united states. in maintenance and support of its impeachment against him for high misdemeanors committed as president constituting harm to american society to the manifest injury of the people of the united states. article 1. in his capacity as president of
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the united states, unmindful of the high duties of his high office and the dignity and proprieties thereof and of the harmony and courtesy necessary for stability within the society of the united states donald john trump has with his statements done more than incite individuals and groups of americans, more than insult individuals and groups of americans. he has harmed the society of the united states, brought shame and dishonor to the office of , esident of the united states sowing discord among the people of the united states by associating the imagine industry dignity of the
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presidency with causes rooted in white supremacy, bigotry, racism, anti-semitism, white nationalism or neonewt seism on one or more of the following occasions. on august 15, 2017, donald john trump made a widely published statement criticizing a group of -- characterizing a group of anti-semites, bigots, racists, white nationalists and cue clubblings chancemen who rallied -- and ku klux klansmen who rallied in charlottesville, virginia, as fine people. the group returned to virginia at the statue of robert e. lee chanting, you will not replace us. since this event on october 7,
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the president has made many widely published statements about many things, including the national football league, but has not made one widely published statement condemning the hate groups for returning to the place where an innocent person lost her life at the hands of hate. on november 29, 2017, donald john trump shared three videos posted by a leader of a british political party considered by many to be an extremist group. the videos purported to show various violent acts committed by muslims and were entitled "muslim migrants -- muslim migrant beats up dutch by on crutches." let me restate that. "muslim migrant beats up dutch
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boy on crutches." "muslim destroys a statue of virgin mary." and "islamist mob pushes teenage boy off roof." -- off roof and beats him to death." the clearly inferable intent of the post was to demonstrate the allege prod pencity of muslim immigrants to engage in violent acts. even if the videos show what they purport to show and sharing 43,800,000s with his followers on twitter, donald john trump's dissemination of such material evinces an invidious intent to create division within american society. in all of this, the aforementioned donald john trump, by his statements, unmindful of the high duties of
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his high office and the dignities and proprieties thereof, and of the harmony, respect, and courtesies within for stability the society of the united states has undermined the integrity of his office and has shown -- and has sown discord among the people of the united states. has brought disrepute, contempt, ridicule, and disgrace on the presidency. has acted in a manner antithetical to the cause of a just society. has betrayed his trust as president to the manifest injury of the people of the united states. and committed a high misdemeanor in office. therefore, donald john trump, by causing such harm to the society of the united states, is unfit to be president and warrants impeachment, trial, and removal
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from office. article 2. in its exass -- in his capacity as president of the united states, unmindful of the high duties of his high office of the dig -- of his high office, of the dignities and proprieties thereof, and of the harmony and respect necessary for stability in the united states, donald john trump has with his statements done more than simply insult individuals and groups of americans. he has harmed the american society by publicly casting contempt on individuals and groups, enciting hate and hostility, sowing discord among the people of the united states on the basis of race, national origin, religion, gender, and sexual orientation. on one or more of the following occasions. on january 27, 2017, donald john trump issued executive order
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13769, providing for a partial shutdown of immigration from mainly muslim countries to fulfill a campaign promise that read as follows. donald j. trump statement on prevents muslim immigration, new york, new york. december 7, 2015. donald jomplet trump is calling for a total and complete shutdown of muslims entering the united states until our country's representatives can figure out what's going on. thereby casting contempt upon muslims, inciting hate and hostility, and sowing discord among the people of the united states on the basis of religion. on july 26, 2017, donald john rump made a public statement
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essentially as follows. after consultation with my generals and military experts, please be advised that the united states government will not accept or allow transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the u.s. military. our military must be focused on decisive and overwhelming victory and cannot be burdened with the tremendous medical costs and disruption that transgender in the military would entail. and thereby casting contempt on transgender individuals, inciting hate and hostility, and sowing discord among the people of the united states on the basis of gender. on september 23, 2017, donald john trump made a public statement substantially as follows.
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wouldn't you love to see one of these nfl owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say, get that son of a d-i-t-c-h off the field right now. out. he's fired. he's fired. to thereby casting contempt on professional football players who engaged in constitutionally protected protests pertaining to allegations of police misconduct with regard to racial minorities. as well as casting contempt on the professional players, thers, by calling the mother b-i-t-c-h-e-s, effectively calling these mothers, dogs. thereby inciting hate and hostility and sowing discord among the people of the united states on the basis of race and gender.
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on september 30, 2017, donald john trump made a public statement substantially as follows. they want everything to be done for them. when it should be a community effort. in the aftermath of hurricane maria, thereby casting contempt on puerto rican citizens of the united states, inciting hate and hostility and sowing discord among the people of the united states based on national origin and race. on october 3, 2017, donald john trump made a public statement substantially as follows, i hate to tell you, puerto rico, but you've thrown our budget a little out of whack because we spent a lot of money on puerto rico. that's fine.
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we saved a lot of lives. but donald john trump did not make similar comments about texas or florida. in the aftermath of hurricane harvey or hurricane irma. treating the puerto rican citizens of the united states differently, thereby casting contempt on puerto ricans, inciting hate and hostility, and sowing discord among the people of the united states based on origin, based on national origin and race. on october 19, 2017, donald john trump made a public statement substantially as follows. the fake news is going crazy with wacky congresswoman wilson. who was secretly on a very personal call. and gave a total lie on content. thereby casting contempt on an
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african-american member of congress, inciting hate and hostility and sowing discord among the people of the united states based on gender and race. on october 21, 2017, donald john trump made a public statement substantially as follows. i hope the fake news media keeps talking about wacky congresswoman wilson. in that she as a representative is killing the democrat party. thereby casting contempt on an african-american female member of congress, inciting hate and hostility, sowing discord among the people of the united states based on gender and race. on october 22, 2017, donald john trump made a public statement substantially as follows. wacky congresswoman wilson is the gift that keeps on giving
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for republican -- for the republican party. a disaster for dems. watch her in action and vote r. thereby casting contempt on an african-american female member of congress, inciting hate and hostility and sowing discord among the people of the united states based on gender and race. in all of this, the aforementioned donald john trump has, by his statements, brought the high office of president of the united states in contempt, ridicule, disgrace, and disrepute, has sown discord among the people of the united states, has demonstrated that he is unfit to be president, and has debe trayed his trust as president of the united states to the manifest injury of the people of the united states.
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and has committed a high misdemeanor in office. therefore donald john trump, by causing such harm to society -- to the society of the united states, is unfit to be president, warrants impeachment, trial, and removal from office. i yield back. congressman green issued a statement after his nosh impeach failed, it read in part, i want to thank the 57 colleagues who voted for impeachment, i hold no animus against those who did not. theres. rution received 57 more votes than many expected, this is the first vote but it will not be the last. >> both of my uncles were sent
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to prison, they were convicted, one poff sexual assault and one of robbery. for the part of my childhood i remember, it was my mother, her two sisters , my grandmother and my two cousins in the house on 13th street. >> sunday night on c-span's "q&a," tiffany wright, senior associate at the law office of wilmer and hale, talks about growing up in washington, d.c. and serving for supreme court justice sotomayor. >> i think the pool the justices are looking at is small. if you're a candidate, you went to a great school, you have some great people willing to speak up for you in the form of recommendation letters you clerked for a small number of judges who routinely feed clerks to the court. for a person of color to get into that pool, there's so many obstacles to that. it is -- it becomes a real problem. i think it hurts because the
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perspective of diverse law clerks is so important. every one of my clerkships there was a case where i felt like i saw something that because of my life's experience that someone else didn't say. >> tune in sunday night at 8:00 eastern on c-span. >> next, a symposium on cybersecurity trends to democracies, including voting infrastructure security and foreign attempts to shape public debate through disinformation andenline commentary. this part includes a conversation with senate intelligence committee chair richard burr, with an update on his committee's investigation involving russia and the 2016 elections. from the council on foreign relations, this is an hour.

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