'Bigotry Is Impeachable': Fox News Host Clashes With Democratic Congressman Over Impeaching Trump

Fox News host Neil Cavuto clashed with Democratic congressman Al Green (TX) on Tuesday over whether Donald Trump can or should be impeached, just days after Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi said it's "not worth" impeaching the president.

During a segment on Your World WIth Neil Cavuto, the host asked Green to explain why he's still pushing for impeachment when Pelosi has said it would be "a waste of time."

"We should not allow political expediency––wait until the next election––to Trump the moral imperative to act when there is harm being caused to society," the congressman replied.

"What has he done that is an impeachable offense?" Cavuto asked. "A high crime and misdemeanor. Calling someone unfit for office is one thing, having the proof or something in a series of actions he has taken is quite another."

The congressman responded by pointing out that "the president has put his bigotry into policy."

"The president was discussing immigration at the time he called certain countries s***hole countries and I might add these are countries where people of color were," Green explained. "The president has separated people from their families down at the border. These happen to be people of color. The president wanted a Muslim ban, it was bungled, and they had to come back several times to try to correct it."

He added: "The president engaged in bigotry not only with his rhetoric, but in his policies."

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Fox News host Neil Cavuto and Democratic congressman Al Green on Tuesday argued over what exactly is an impeachable offence. Fox News/Screenshot

Cavuto then argued that if Green wanted to impeach Trump for allegedly being "a racist" then he's "redefining what is an impeachable offense." "Not at all," Green replied, before Cavuto asked he was concerned that creating "looser standards" for impeachment could result in the impeachment of a future Democratic president.

"You don't have to commit a crime to be impeached. Most of the constitutional authorities agree with me on this point," Green said. "Misdeeds, high crimes and misdemeanors, misdeeds are misdemeanors. That's what the misdemeanors are all about––misdeeds. If a president commits misdeeds, it doesn't matter what party he's in."

Green and Cavuto continued to debate the issue for several more minutes, with the Democrat arguing that "bigotry is impeachable" and the Fox News host noting that "you have to prove bigotry."

In a Washington Post article, published Monday, Pelosi said impeaching Trump would "just not" be "worth it" as it would be too "divisive." "Unless there's something so compelling and overwhelming and bipartisan, I don't think we should go down that path, because it divides the country," she said. However, the Democratic leader also noted that she believes Trump is ethically, intellectually, and politically unfit to serve as president.