The US House of Representatives has voted to condemn President Donald Trump for racially charged attacks against four minority Democratic congresswomen, a symbolic vote aimed at shaming Trump and his fellow Republicans who stood by him.
Four Republicans joined every Democrat and one independent in voting to rebuke the president for his Sunday tweetstorm in which he told the group of congresswomen to "go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came."
Now Texan Democrat Al Green has introduced articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, potentially forcing a vote this week on whether to remove the president from office.
The vote in the House of Representatives would come too soon for most Democrats, as a majority of the caucus appears to oppose impeachment, for now.
But Green is seeking to capitalise on a growing sentiment for impeachment in the wake of Trump's racist tweets over the weekend.
Green introduced the measure shortly after the House voted to condemn Trump for tweets that four Democratic congresswomen should "go back" to their home countries. All are Americans.
Green said on Tuesday that Trump was unfit for office and "enough is enough."
Any member of the House can force an impeachment vote. Green has done so twice before, unsuccessfully.