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Petition To Impeach Trump Reaches 4 Million Signatures

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A petition to impeach President Donald Trump has received more than 4 million signatures.

According to The Inquisitr, billionaire hedge fund manager Tom Steyer launched NeedToImpeach.com in October 2017. In just 11 days, the petition was signed by more than 1.2 million people.

Steyer paid more than $20 million for a national ad campaign questioning whether Trump is fit for the presidency and calling for him to be removed from the office.

Now, just days before the one-year anniversary of Trump's inauguration, the petition has reached more than 4 million signatures.

When the petition was first launched, Trump tweeted about Steyer, writing, "Wacky & totally unhinged Tom Steyer, who has been fighting me and my Make America Great Again agenda from beginning, never wins elections!"

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Steyer has called for lawmakers to impeach the president numerous times due to his purported ties to Russia, his firing of former FBI Director James Comey, threats to media outlets, and his access to nuclear weapons.

Though Steyer's petition has reached more than 4 million signatures, he can now only plead with members of Congress to impeach the president. The Constitution states that the president's impeachment must be voted for by a majority of the House of Representatives if it becomes clear that the president is unable to carry out his duties.

According to Newsweek, House Democrat Al Green said that he will force a vote in the House to impeach Trump following the president's comments referring to Haiti, El Salvador, and African nations as "s**thole countries."

Rep. Green said that with his comments, Trump "sabotaged what appears to have ben a bipartisan effort with bigoted statements about countries on the continent of Africa."

Green said that the articles of impeachment he plans to bring to the House floor with show "how the president's hateful comments can impact policy."

"If the president is negotiating with members of Congress on an immigration bill and makes a bigoted comment about countries in Africa or other places, including El Salvador, then it is perceived by others that he is attempting to put his bigoted comments into the policy," Green said, adding that the country's "preeminence as a world leader is at stake."

Green previously forced a vote on Trump's impeachment in December 2017, but the effort was unsuccessful. Newsweek reported that 364 members of the House opposed the measure, with only 58 Democrats voting in favor.

On Jan. 17, Rep. Green vowed to bring articles of impeachment to the House floor "again and again and again."

"I plan to do this as long as the president continue to make bigoted statements that are harmful to American society," he said.

Sources: The InquisitrPoliticoNewsweek / Featured Image: Gage Skidmore/Flickr / Embedded Images: NextGen Climate/FlickrU.S. Congress via Wikimedia Commons

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