“There are those who say political expediency dictates that we not impeach. I say moral imperative always trumps political expediency.” – Congressman Al Green
“When I look back at this moment in our country, this remarkable moment in our country, I want to look back and say that I did something…Right now, doing nothing is not an option, and ten million people just told us do something.” – Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib
On May 9, 2019, allied organizations delivered over ten million petition signatures to Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib and Congressman Al Green, the largest online petition in history, to demand that Congress begin an impeachment investigation of the president for his repeated and egregious abuses of power and abuses of the public trust.
At a press conference for the petition delivery, representatives from key groups joined Congresswoman Tlaib and Congressman Green to speak in support of holding the president accountable to the law. Speakers included:
- John Bonifaz, President, Free Speech For People
- Heidi Hess, Working Assets/CREDO
- Linda Sarsour, Women’s March
- Jane Slusser, Need to Impeach
- Joseline Garcia, By the People
- Reggie Hubbard, MoveOn
Watch the full press conference below!
Click here to read John Bonifaz’s full remarks from the press conference.
Coverage for this historic event was featured in The Nation, Washington Times, Fox News, USA Today, Common Dreams, Bustle, The Hill, MSN, CBS News, NBC News, on OutFrontCNN, on MSNBC, and Newsweek.
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