On Tuesday, March 7th, Alameda, a bay-area city nearby Richmond, California, approved our model resolution calling on Congress to launch an impeachment investigation of President Trump.
Alameda City leaders showed support for this campaign, and they are rallying behind U.S. Rep Barbara Lee and others to investigate President Trump over his business connections and potential violations of the U.S. Constitution.
Our model resolution, calling for the impeachment investigation, was introduced by Councilman Jim Oddie and Vice Mayor Malia Vella.
On the meeting, the East Bay Times reported,
The meeting in Alameda drew 14 public speakers, all but two urging support for an investigation into the administration’s actions.
“What we have at stake is our democracy,” said John Ota, a 25-year Alameda resident.
“To me, this is not an abstract issue,” said Ota, whose Japanese-American family was interned during World War II. “That was all done by an executive order (Executive Order 9066) by the president (Franklin D. Roosevelt).”
Fellow Alameda resident Steve Slauson said the council was presuming to speak for everyone in the city by calling for an investigation into possible impeachment.
“This is just crass, partisan politics,” Slauson said. “It has nothing to do with the city of Alameda.”
The City Council initially considered a broader resolution Tuesday that simply called for a congressional investigation into the allegations against the administration.