Building Momentum for Impeachment: Take Action

Today, the U.S. House of Representatives will vote on one article of impeachment for Trump.

Trump is being charged with “incitement of insurrection.” The impeachment article goes on to say, “President Trump gravely endangered the security of the United States and its institutions of Government. He threatened the integrity of the democratic system, interfered with the peaceful transition of power, and imperiled a coequal branch of Government. He thereby betrayed his trust as President, to the manifest injury of the people of the United States.” You can read the full charge HERE.

If the House hasn’t yet voted when you read this post, then call your Rep in Congress immediately and demand that they vote to impeach the president. You can find the contact information for your Representative HERE.

If they’re a Democrat, let them know that you support them in their vote to impeach the president. Remember, your blue Reps are getting tons of angry calls from unhinged MAGA to do the opposite.

If they’re a Republican, don’t assume they’ll vote against impeachment. As of last night, at least 5 Republicans had publicly stated they would be voting to impeach the president, including Liz Cheney. Remember, not a single Republican voted to impeach Trump the first time around. I suspect that there are more Republicans who want to distance themselves from the insurrection last week, even if it’s to get back in the good graces of their corporate donors again.

Speaker Nancy Pelosi also announced who the House managers will be for this impeachment — they are the ones who will argue for impeachment during the Senate trial. Jamie Raskin will be the Lead Manager, plus Diana DeGette, David Cicilline, Joaquin Castro, Eric Swalwell, Ted Lieu, Stacey Plaskett, Joe Neguse, and Madeleine Dean. You can read a little more about each of them in her announcement HERE.

As soon as the House votes to impeach Trump, then turn your eyes onto your two Senators right away. We have no idea when the Senate trial and vote will take place, so putting the pressure on them now is critical. 7 of the Senators voted to decertify Biden’s election, but that leaves 43 Senators who wanted to have nothing to do with that stunt. Depending on when the Senate vote happens (and if Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock have been sworn in yet), we’ll need 16 or 17 Republican Senators to vote to convict Trump.

And in the most stunning news yet, none other than Mitch McConnell himself is indicating that he will vote to convict the president, and take a second, separate vote to bar Trump from ever holding political office again. This will open the door for many of his colleagues to follow suit. So again, I implore you to call your Senators right away and put the pressure on them to convict Trump and bar him from running for president again. You can find the contact information for your Senators HERE.

Thank you for taking action.


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6 replies

  1. Tokyo, whether you are a Meghan McCain fan or not, she is in lock step with Joy Behar, her nemesis on “The View” saying Donald Trump should be “dragged out of the White House by his toes.” The Republicans missed a golden chance to save their party and our country last January and February by not calling witnesses to the Senate impeachment trial. Five people are directly dead because of the consistent and planned fraudulent voter fraud claims, the invitation to DC of those who are disenfranchised by the election results., the revving up of the audience and incitement to sic them on the Capitol Building. And, let’s not forget how many more have died because of the recurring misinformation on COVID-19 risks.

    I am old enough to remember Richard Nixon and the Watergate trials. This old white man, former Republican and now Independent voter for twelve years, considers Donald Trump as the most corrupt and deceitful president in my lifetime, including Nixon, who was what he said he wasn’t – a crook. Whether he is impeached and removed is for the legislators to decide. Should he be impeached – absolutely. We must send a message that what he did here is simply not right, regardless of party. Full stop. And, it was not the first time his sociopathic bent has endangered people. Keith

  2. It’s incredibly frustrating to hear Republicans debate against impeachment, and totally absolve Donald Trump of all responsibility for last week’s insurgence.

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