San Francisco, CALIFORNIA – The San Francisco Board of Supervisors considered an IMPEACHMENT RESOLUTION on October 31, 2017. The Supervisors voted unanimously to approve and the Resolution will therefore be forwarded to Rep. Nancy Pelosi (CA-12).
Indivisible San Francisco (Indivisible SF) and other groups and individual citizens called upon the San Francisco Board of Supervisors to take this action to support a resolution asking Congress to investigate impeachment of Donald Trump. The Resolution was sponsored by Supervisor Sandra Lee Fewer and joined by Supervisors Ronen, Tang, Safai, Sheehy, Breed and Farrell.
Similar resolutions were recently passed in sixteen other cities (Richmond, Alameda, Berkeley, Oakland, West Hollywood, Santa Cruz and Los Angeles, California; Amherst, Brookline, Cambridge, Pelham, Newton and Leverett Massachusetts; Essex County, New Jersey; Charlotte, Vermont and Olympia, Washington). A Resolution will be taken up by the Town Meeting of Weston, MA on November 28. Other cities around the country are also working on local resolutions.
In his remarks before the Board of Supervisors immediately prior to the vote, Indivisible SF member Steve Rapport introduced this Public Comment:
“We have an awful man in the White House who is undermining the Constitution, riding roughshod over rule of law and committing High Crimes and Misdemeanors by word and deed on a daily basis, including (but by no means limited to):
- breaching the Foreign Emoluments Clause of the U.S. Constitution
- breaching the Domestic Emoluments Clause of the U.S. Constitution
- breaching the Take Care clause of the Constitution, which says that the President “shall take care that the laws be faithfully executed”
- obstructing justice by firing James Comey to stymy the Russia investigation
- obstructing justice by pardoning former Sheriff Joe Arpaio
- breaching his oath of office by failing to “preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States”
- proving himself a clear and present danger to the welfare of the United States and ALL of its people, be it by threatening nuclear armageddon on the Korean Peninsula, ignoring the increasingly dramatic dangers of climate change, rolling back environmental protections, furthering a white supremacist agenda, or intentionally harming the people of Puerto Rico.
Rapport concluded, “Today, as the entire world faces down an urgent, existential crisis created by this malignant narcissist in the White House, I extend my thanks and gratitude to the City of San Francisco and its historically courageous leadership for echoing our calls for the impeachment and removal from office of Donald J. Trump.”
Citizen groups partnered on this effort with the Impeach Donald Trump Now campaign. Impeach Donald Trump Now is a non-partisan national campaign led by Free Speech for People and RootsAction.org [impeachdonaldtrumpnow.org]. The campaign recently delivered a petition to Congress calling for Donald Trump’s impeachment. At this time, more than 1.2 million people have signed this petition.