Al Green, the congressman representing the 9th district of Texas, has declared a postponement to his futile and attention-craving attempt at impeaching the lawfully elected President of the United States.
Green made a name for himself last week when he promised to force a vote on impeachment last week.
Speaking from the floor of the House of Representatives, Green commented on the horrific events that transpired in Las Vegas at the hands of a gunmen that opened fire on a country music concert.
— CSPAN (@cspan) October 2, 2017
Unfortunately for Green, the only people that were willing to vote for him are scumbags so they were not at all pleased with his temporary shift in priorities. This distaste was reflected on his official Twitter account, where the Congressman twice tweeted and twice deleted his belief that now was not the time to attempt a political game of impeachment. The deleted tweets were captured by Propublica’s Politwoops service:
Eventually, he mustered up the courage to rewrite the same tweet for a third and final time:
There is a right time for all things. This is a time to mourn and a time to heal. Impeachment is postponed.
— Congressman Al Green (@RepAlGreen) October 2, 2017
Regardless of how one feels about Green’s effort, there’s one certain thing that can be said: his attempt is nothing more than a political sideshow and a waste of resources. Perhaps Green was concerned with how much contrast there would be between his theatrical tantrum and the earnest words from the leader of the free world.
“An Act Of Pure Evil”
The President, for his part, offered nothing but reinforcing words of support for the victims and the teams of first responders that ran into harms way while everyone else was running out:
I want to thank the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, and all the first responders for their courageous efforts, and for helping to save the lives of so many. The speed with which they acted is miraculous, and prevented further loss of life. To have found the shooters so quickly after the first shots were fired is something for which we will always be thankful and grateful. It shows what true professionalism is all about.
Hundreds of our fellow citizens are now mourning the sudden loss of a loved one. A parent, a child, a brother or sister. We cannot fathom their pain, we cannot imagine their loss. To the families of the victims, we are praying for you and we are here for you, and we ask God to help see you through his very dark period. Scripture teaches us the Lord is close to the brokenhearted, and saves those who are crushed in spirit. We seek comfort in those words, for we know that God lives in the hearts of those who grieve.
Even if Green is abandoning his impeachment attempts in order to save his own hide, his platitudes about this being a time to mourn and heal are true–this isn’t a time for political maneuvers like those being launched by Nancy Pelosi and Mark Kelly. This is a time for us to reflect.