Via the Blaze, the funniest part of this clip is that Chris Hayes was obviously teeing him up to say the opposite. Republicans claim that Democrats have been looking to impeach Trump from day one and often point to you as proof, Hayes tells Green, inviting him to rebut the charge.
Actually, says Green, I’ve been looking to do it since before day one.
He reasons that various Republicans, including Trump crony Lindsey Graham, insisted emphatically during the 2016 campaign that Trump was unfit for office, which is true but neither here nor there. The electorate decided whether he was fit at the polls; impeachment is, or should be, a matter of whether he’s committed high crimes or misdemeanors since taking the job. Green points back to the Russiagate probe as evidence that he has, and that it began early in his presidency, but that argument won’t persuade impeachment skeptics post-Mueller. Trump didn’t prevent Mueller from finishing the probe and he didn’t force Mueller to withhold judgment on whether the president was guilty of obstruction. If anything, citing now-stale Russiagate attack lines to bolster the case for impeaching him over Ukraine might weaken public support for the latter by convincing skeptics that the effort in the House really is just a grab bag of Democratic grievances aimed at delegitimizing Trump, just as the White House says. Which, of course, is why Pelosi, Schiff, and Nadler decided to omit those attack lines from the actual Ukraine articles of impeachment.