In a recent op-ed for the Texas Tribune, Texas Republican State Representative, Jason Villalba called for the impeachment of Donald Trump.
Representative Villaba criticized Trump for his policies and behaviors, writing:
Since Donald J. Trump has been president, he alone has increased the national debt by over $1 trillion. Yes. One trillion dollars. The fastest any president in U.S. history has accrued that level of debt.
Our president has mocked and belittled our immigration laws, our intelligence agencies, our foreign policy strategy and even the American people. We have been called “stupid,” “weak,” “a joke” and “pathetic,” all by our own president.
Villaba went on to make a call of action to his constituents and to the American people, encouraging them to reject becoming “sordid, ugly, Trumpists who require anger and vitriol.” He continued:
But verily I say unto you today, if we do not stop this man now, today, over 500 days into his presidency, we will be equally culpable in what he has planned for our great nation. President Trump thinks you are a fool. He believes you will never abandon him. And he believes that that there is almost nothing that he can do that would cause you to abandon supporting him.
But what he doesn’t know is that you are not a fool. You, like me, are an American. And no man will own your heart and mind like this president thinks he owns you.
There is growing bipartisan support for impeachment proceedings against President Trump. Villalba’s impassioned op-ed provides further evidence that impeachment is not a partisan issue, but rather is an issue of upholding the laws of our country as laid out in the Constitution. Trump’s numerous constitutional violations demand an impeachment investigation – the American people and Congress must act now.
You can read Representative Villalba’s full op-ed here.