Democrat Congressman Al Green attacked his own Democrat congressmen for racism during the impeachment hearings on Wednesday.
Rep. Green, an outspoken Trump critic, turned his anger on his own Democrats and even House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler for not picking any people of color to be witnesses.
“It hurts my heart, Mr. Speaker, to see the Judiciary Committee hearing experts on the topic of impeachment … hearing experts, Mr. Speaker, and not one person of color among the experts.”
“What subliminal message are we sending to the world when we have experts but not one person of color? Are we saying that there are no people of color who are experts on this topic of impeachment?”
“Mr. Speaker, I refuse to be ignored and taken for granted. I came here to represent the people who are ignored and taken for granted,” he continued.
“Not one person of color among the constitutional scholars. It seems that there’s a desire among some to have the output of people of color without input from the people of color.”
We cannot have the output of people of color without the input of people of color. It's about fairness. It's about reflecting the richness of diversity in our Nation. #ImpeachmentHearing https://t.co/vwN9ZRFZXw
— Congressman Al Green (@RepAlGreen) December 4, 2019
Green also accused Democrats of taking minority voters for granted while delivering nothing to them in return, a sentiment he apparently shares with President Donald Trump.
“Mr. Speaker, I refuse to be ignored and taken for granted. I came here to represent the people who are ignored and taken for granted,” Al Green said.
During the 2016 election, Trump famously asked minority voters “What the hell do you have to lose?” in relation to the failure by Democrat leaders to improve their communities, such as Chicago and Detroit.
Congressman Green also famously said that Democrats’ best chance to beat President Donald Trump in 2020 was to impeach him and remove him from office, suggesting he would win in a fair, one-on-one matchup.