Joining 10 other communities across the country, residents of Newton, Massachusetts are rallying together to urge their local city council to call on Congress to pass a resolution calling for the impeachment of President Donald Trump.
“The president has aggressively used the power of the presidency to enrich himself, his family members, his associates at the expense of the public,” said Newton resident Ben Clements, who urged councilors to support the nonbinding resolution as part of the national Impeach Trump Now campaign.
Journalist John Nichols explains how “the president blatantly tried to block a federal investigation. That’s obstruction of justice.” His latest piece in The Nation indicates that there’s already a good case for obstruction of justice — and our campaign is a leading the way in holding President Trump accountable. As Nichols reports,
“After the president fired FBI director James Comey—in what Trump essentially admitted in a nationally televised interview was a blatant attempt to thwart the bureau’s investigation into the charges of Russian involvement with his campaign—Pocan said the “impeachment clock” had moved “an hour closer to midnight.” When it was revealed that Trump had confided to Russian officials after the Comey firing that “I faced great pressure because of Russia. That’s taken off,” the impeachment clock’s alarm sounded.”
Now the grounds for impeachment are growing and the stakes are rising. It’s up for ‘we the people’ to put the constitution before party lines and political strategy — it’s time to make the case for impeaching Trump!
“Impeachment is not a “constitutional crisis”; it is rather the cure for one. A failure to apply that cure, for reasons of caution or partisan calculation, is a form of political malpractice that ill serves the republic that not just presidents but members of Congress swear to defend.”
We’re ready to save our democracy! Read the article on The Nation.
Today, a new poll released by POLITICO/Morning Consult shows “an increasing percentage of voters want Congress to impeach President Donald Trump — even if they don’t think Trump has committed the “high crimes and misdemeanors” the Constitution requires.”
According to the poll, forty-three percent of voters want Congress to begin impeachment proceedings, up from 38 percent last week.
Brookline, Massachusetts is the latest local government to send a message to Congress, and part of a wave of momentum calling for impeachment at the local level. In an interview with The Independent, Free Speech For People Legal Director Ron Fein shares how local governments can send a “powerful signal” about constituent demands.
Fein said the “impeachment campaign is a non-partisan call to action for serious violations of the Constitution by the president. Members of Congress need to set aside partisan differences, put country before party, and hold the president to account for his actions.“
These local resolutions are just the start of a national wave. Your city could be next!