CNN’s Michael Smerconish on Saturday asked Democrat Congressman Al Green if his calls for impeachment — which date back to 2017 — have been premature.
“You know, a week ago, we would not have known if Michael Cohen and his guilty plea. A week ago, we would not know of the immunization of the CFO of the Trump Organization. Doesn’t that speak to the prematurity of your wanting to impeach the president? Aren’t you better served just waiting it all out?” Smerconish asked.
“I only speak for those who agree with me and apparently about 70 percent of the Democrats do. I do not believe that it’s premature. I do believe that the president is now an un-indicted co-conspirator and I think that carries a lot of weight with it,” Green responded. “If the president has committed high crimes and misdemeanors, he ought to be impeached.”
According to the CNN host, Green called for Trump’s impeachment last December and January before calling for it again after Michael Cohen’s plea deal and testimony about the president. (RELATED: WATCH Al Green Try To Impeach Trump On House Floor)
Smerconish added, “Didn’t we learn in the 90s with the Clinton intern scandal that at its core, sex and a related case is not enough to rise to that level?”
“Well we also learned something else with the Nixon case. We learned that once you start the investigation you find out things you don’t necessarily expect to find,” Green responded.
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