Congressmembers took an oath to defend the American people and the Constitution. Trump just threatened all of us in a whole new way. It’s Congress’s responsibility to start impeachment proceedings.
Donald Trump is unable to accept that the American people handed him and his party an overwhelming defeat at the ballot box in November. More Americans support impeachment than support Trump. Most people in the U.S. don’t want a wall. Not a single member of Congress from a district along our southern border is asking for a wall.
And Congress has not voted to appropriate funds for Trump’s racist wall.
The National Emergency Act was passed to give the President authority to act when there was a real emergency that needed action faster than Congress could provide it. It’s not a remedy for a failed negotiation — and Trump’s attempts to use it as such are an unconstitutional abuse of power. They’re a dismissal of the core principles of our democracy, including separation of powers.
While many members of Congress are awaiting the findings of Special Counsel Mueller’s investigation, more than enough publicly-sourced evidence exists to impeach the President. Whether it’s Trump and his family accepting money from foreign interests ― including Saudi nationals ― at their Washington, DC hotel, or the New York Times report of allegations of “outright fraud” by the Trump family to dodge paying their fair share of taxes, or the clear ways Trump has obstructed justice by publicly threatening people who have information on him.
We cannot allow Donald Trump to continue to blatantly undermine our Constitution and the rule of law. It’s time to start impeachment proceedings.
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