House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has finally announced an "impeachment inquiry." A straw finally broke that camel's back. RootsAction has been piling straw after straw on since Inauguration Day.
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Without ongoing, escalating, and strategically targeted public pressure, the inquiries that have now been renamed "impeachment" are likely to drag on for months and/or focus on charges that have not been proven and that fuel xenophobia and militarism.
The salient point about the phone call to the President of Ukraine in which Trump asked for help digging up possible dirt related to Joe Biden is that Trump has openly confessed.
Here are the titles of some of the other articles of impeachment we've drafted that are based entirely on public acts, not disputed, and hardly in need of much further investigation:
- Violation of the Emoluments Clauses
- Incitement of Violence
- Interference With Voting Rights
- Discrimination Based On Religion
- Illegal War
- Illegal Threat of Nuclear War
- Abuse of Pardon Power
- Failure to Reasonably Prepare for or Respond to Hurricanes Harvey and Maria
- Separating Children and Infants from Families
- Refusal to Comply With Subpoenas
- Declaration of Emergency Without Basis In Order to Violate the Will of Congress
- Illegal Proliferation of Nuclear Technology
- Illegally Removing the United States from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty
Click here to sign a petition to Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler urging him to move ahead to impeachment rather than endless inquiries.
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At RootsAction we've drafted 23 articles of impeachment (see link at bottom), most of which do not require any new evidence that isn't already public. Impeachment hearings should be held on these articles for the purpose of educating the public, the media, and Congress. But investigations of possible offenses that have not yet been established should not excuse any further delays.
The Constitutional ban on domestic “emoluments” (accepting benefits or profits from being president; Article II, Section 1) is absolute, not waivable by Congress, and not subject to proving any particular corrupting influence. Trump has blatantly violated it from day one. He has also openly violated the foreign emoluments clause (Article I, Section 9) from his first day in office.
According to Rep. Nadler, in a press release from his office, "President Trump has flagrantly ignored the Foreign Emoluments Clause of the Constitution, but we do not yet know the extent of his violations."
Do we need to? Not according to the U.S. Constitution. "Flagrantly ignoring" that clause is impeachable.
Click here to ask Congressman Nadler to cut to the chase. Impeachment hearings on proven offenses now!
Click here for the Trump Impeachment FAQ, which answers such popular questions as "But we don’t want Mike Pence to become president, do we?"
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