Rep. Al Green (D-TX) has made quite the name for himself this year by being one of the few Democrats in Congress to openly and repeatedly push for President Donald Trump’s impeachment. This publicity-seeking charlatan has found his way in front of the MSNBC cameras more than once this year, solely because he is trying to bring articles of impeachment to the House floor for a vote. Despite the impossibility that such a vote would make it through and despite the fact that even the Democrat party leadership is telling him to put a lid on it, Green is marching on, certain that he can boost his career prospects with this wild swing for the fences.
Alas, he may soon wish he’d kept a lower profile.
The Daily Caller broke a big story about some skeletons in Green’s past – skeletons that couldn’t come out at a worse time for the congressman, considering the hot topic of the day in American pop culture.
Texas Democratic Rep. Al Green had sex with a staffer who he said was a drug addict and then sued her when she threatened to go public with claims she suffered a hostile work environment, saying he “will not be extorted or blackmailed.”
Lucinda Daniels, his onetime district director, claimed she suffered a hostile work environment, claimed sexual harassment and demanded $1.8 million. Green sued her, saying she was using their sexual relationship to shake him down at the behest of other unnamed conspirators.
“Daniels has threatened to go public with her complaints if the Congressman does not per her money. Green has done nothing wrong and refuses to pay ‘hush money’ just for political expediency. Green will not be extorted or blackmailed by Daniels. He will not be the victim of a shakedown by Daniels and her agents. Green demands vindication of his actions and now sues Daniels for declaratory judgment relief relating to her workplace allegations and her quest for money,” documents Green filed in federal court in 2008 say.
Green, wary of what this story might do to his blooming career at such a precarious time in our collective consciousness, put out a statement with Daniels denying that there was anything to see behind the curtain.
“In the present climate, we wish to jointly quiet any curious minds about our former and present relationship with one another,” they said. “We are friends, and have long been friends. At an unfortunate time in our lives, when both of our feelings were hurt, we hastily made allegations and charges against one another that have been absolutely resolved. This matter has been resolved without payment of any money or transfer of any consideration of any kind by either of us to the other. As friends, we have both agreed that we see no need to make further statements regarding this absolutely resolved matter.”
We’ll see if that does absolutely resolve the matter or not. As best we’ve learned over the past couple of months: When you have one of these stories, you usually have a bunch. Before it’s all said and done, it may be Green – and not Trump – who finds himself out of office.