Though they lack the power, democrats were all in to impeach Trump over the Russian collusion business. Since that has panned out to be a giant nothingburger, they are in a mad scramble to find some other reason to unseat the President. Al Green, the Congressman not the singer, thinks he has a surefire way to get rid of Trump: impeach him over the comments he made about NFL players taking a knee during the National Anthem. This is apparently not a joke. Well, at least not an intentional one.
Over the weekend at a rally in Alabama, Donald Trump said he’d like to see NFL owners kick disrespectful players off of their teams for refusing to stand while the Star Spangled Banner is playing. Since then, he has doubled down on his position that dishonoring our flag and our country is a bad thing and even suggested that if people are offended by this that they should boycott the NFL.
Trump’s specific “offending” words were: “Wouldn’t you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say, ‘Get that son of a bitch off the field right now, out, he’s fired. He’s fired.'”
To liberals, this has become yet another bullshit example of Trump’s racism and there is a silly movement where the anti-Trump forces are kneeling in protest of him.
I’d say this is the moment the “taking a knee” nonsense jumped the shark, but liberals have been jumping sharks since the beginning of this stupid thing. Check this out from The Washington Examiner:
Democratic Rep. Al Green of Texas said Tuesday he plans to force a vote in the House next week to impeach President Trump following the president’s comments on NFL players who kneel during the national anthem.
“Mr. Speaker, I rise to denounce these comments that have been made because they have brought discourse to a new low. Mr. Speaker, this is a level of indecency that is unbecoming the presidency. Mr. Speaker, I rise to say to the world that this is not what America is all about. Calling people SOBs, and we know what a B is. It’s a dog. Mr. Speaker, I rise because my heart tells me I must do something,” said Green on the House floor Tuesday.
Now wait for it:
“So Mr. Speaker, I denounce the comments that were made, and I rise to announce that on next week, Mr. Speaker, I will bring a privileged resolution before the Congress of the United States of America. I will stand here in the well of Congress, and I will call for the impeachment of the president of the United States of America,” said Green.
We can’t give Green all of the credit for this idiocy. A few days ago fellow democrat Maxine Waters suggested that she was going to impeach Trump for his “mistreatment” of black athletes. Green however is the one actually drawing up articles of impeachment over this, so he’s got that going for him.
Back in May, Green said he was drawing impeachment papers on Trump for no particular reason, but now it seems he has found his “high crimes.” I think it says a lot about democrats and the low-information people who vote for them that they are trying to unseat the freely-elected President of the United States because he is standing up in support for our country and our flag. Sure, Obama hated America, but it is a normal thing for the President to love the country.