Rep. Rashida Tlaib spoke at the NAACP convention. Photo: Bill Pugliano/Getty Images
NAACP delegates unanimously passed a vote on Tuesday calling for the impeachment of President Trump at the organization's national convention in Detroit.
Why it matters: The symbolic endorsement from the country's largest and oldest civil rights group follows Trump's recent racist attack on 4 congresswomen of color. His statements have resulted in ramped up calls for impeachment.
The big picture: Many House Democrats have stressed their support for proceeding with the impeachment process on the basis of Trump's nativist comments.
- Rep. Al Green (D-Texas) introduced the articles of impeachment last week, citing the president's bigotry. Despite the vote's failure, Green attended Tuesday's NAACP convention and pushed for impeachment again, says Politico reporter Kyle Cheney.