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Wednesday, October 25, 2017
WE NEED TO IMPEACH THIS DANGEROUS PRESIDENT
It is important
to sign this petition and call for the impeachment of arrogant, dangerous,
deplorable, despicable, ignorant, incompetent, mentally unstable, truly unfit
Donald T Rump!
is not a time for “patience” — Donald
Trump is not fit for office. It is evident that there is zero reason to
believe “he can be a good president.”
by the nature of Mr. Trump’s relationship with Vladimir Putin and Russia, his willingness to exploit the office of the
Presidency for his personal gain and treat the government like a family
enterprise, his conduct during Charlottesville, his decision to pull out of
the Paris climate accords, or his seeming determination to take the nation to
war, he has violated the Constitution, the office of the Presidency, and the
trust of the public. He is a clear and present danger to the United States of
Senator Bob Corker, Chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, referred
to the Trump White House as a day care center, and observed that this president
has put us “on the path to World War III.” This comes following reports that
Trump’s own Secretary of State referred to him as a “moron” and that Chief of
Staff John Kelly and Secretary of Defense James Mattis have an agreement not to
leave Trump home alone for fear of what he could do. And we have seen other Republican
Senators, including Senators Sasse and Flake, express their own profound
Trump has lost the trust of the members of his own administration and leading
members of his own party, surely it is time to act.
accounting of his record to date leads to the same conclusion. He is turning
his back on Lady Liberty by holding immigrant children hostage. He is actively
sabotaging the Affordable Care Act — a law he is constitutionally obligated to
faithfully execute — while seeking to strip away health care coverage that will
leave millions of Americans to choose between life and bankruptcy. He is
repealing clean air protections and unleashing polluters, even as increasingly
catastrophic natural disasters supercharged by our warming planet ravaged the
country throughout the summer — from hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, to the
wildfires that have raged across California, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and
Montana. He has threatened to reduce aid for millions of American citizens in
Puerto Rico who are struggling to survive without drinkable water or
electricity — a move that would be a total dereliction of his duty. And every
day, Americans are left bracing for a Twitter screed that could set off a
nuclear war. These actions represent systemic attacks on our nation’s future.
They endanger every single one of your constituents. That’s why you have a duty
to speak out.
There is no moral reason to remain
silent about this. Constitutional experts like Noah
Feldman have already laid out clear legal and historical foundations for
impeachment. Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, a co-author of the
Federalist Papers — and an immigrant himself — argued that “high crimes and
misdemeanors” could be defined as “abuse or violation of some public trust.”
This president has clearly already exceeded these standards. Congress has
impeached past presidents for far less.
we know that Republicans do not seem prepared to pursue impeachment even as
members in their own ranks openly question Trump’s fitness for office, we are
all working hard to ensure Democrats will take back the House and Senate in
Trump’s total lack of fitness for office,
the question of impeachment becomes a very real issue should we succeed in our
midterm goal. That makes it imperative for every Governor of every state, and
every mayor of every city, to acknowledge where they stand. This question
affects the lives of every single American. They deserve to hear whether or not
our party is willing to do what is necessary to protect them and their
families. This is not an academic exercise. The very stability of the Republic is at stake.
by way of this letter, I am asking you today to make public your position on
the impeachment of Donald Trump, and to urge your federal representatives to
remove him from office at once. Every day he remains in reach of the nuclear
codes is another day for him to menace the citizens you serve and protect. Your
constituents deserve to know they are represented by people in every level of
government who have the patriotism and political courage to stand up and take
action when it is so desperately needed. This is not a time to give in to
an establishment that insists on acting the way the establishment always does,
with “patience” or “caution.” It is an unprecedented moment, and it calls for
extraordinary measures. We cannot remain fixated on what is politically smart.
We have to do what is morally right.