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.c. the think the pool that judges are looking at is pretty small. erked one of a very small number of judges that feeds clerks to the court. or ar an african-american latino to get into that pool, there are so many obstacles. it becomes a real problem. and i think it hurts because the perspective of diverse law clerks is so important. everyone of my clerkships, there was a case where i felt like i saw something that, because of my life experience, that someone else did and see. >> sunday announcer: in the house today, congressman al green introduced articles of impeachment against
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president trump and presented arguments for removing the president from office. this is 15 minutes. mr. speaker, once again i am accorded the privilege of addressing the house. i consider this one of the great honors of my life to be able to the house of representatives. today, after this one minute remark, i will present a privilege resolution. manyt to thank the persons, especially my staff, who have assisted in the drafting and crafting of this resolution. i am grateful to the many persons who have supported me in many ways. mr. speaker, with that i will yield back the balance of my time. er, rise to give notice of my intention to raise the question of the privileges of the house.
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. 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 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
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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 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
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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 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
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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, 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.
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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 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
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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 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
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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 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
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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 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.
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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 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
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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. 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
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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. 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
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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. 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,
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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 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
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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 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.
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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. 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.

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