There’s An Impeachment Resolution in the House: Call Your Representative Now
NOW THAT YOU’VE ACTED LOCALLY,
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TRUMP IMPEACHMENT REPUBLICAN ALLIES
There are already top GOP politicians who have stated support for the impeachment of Donald Trump.
Dear MoveOn member,
That’s what Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell had to say about the need to impeach Bill Clinton back in 1999.
I don’t know about you, James, but I am completely and utterly perplexed by those who argue that Donald Trump has not done the exact same things.
But thanks to the right-wing media, Trump’s base would never know that McConnell—and many other current Republican members of Congress—have made such compelling arguments for impeachment.
Will you chip in $3 to help us produce an ad featuring pro-impeachment Republicans and play it on Fox News? Who knows … maybe Donald Trump will see it too!
Back in 1999, McConnell was far from alone in his conviction that obstructing justice was an impeachable offense.
Senator Lindsey Graham said, “We’re a nation of laws, and that’s what this case has always been about to me … He turned the judicial system upside down, every way but loose. He sent his friends to lie for him. He lied for himself.”2
Senator James Inhofe of Oklahoma pointed out that, “Isn’t it true that [the federal law on witness tampering] criminalizes anyone who corruptly persuades or engages in misleading conduct with the intent to influence the testimony of any person in an official proceeding?”3
Senator Richard Burr of North Carolina said, “The United State is a nation of laws, not men. And I do not believe we can ignore the facts or disregard the Constitution so that the president can be placed above the law.”4
We certainly agree with these senators—and the dozens more current Republican members of the House and Senate—who in the past have forcefully and clearly stated that obstruction of justice is an impeachable offense.
The Mueller report clearly shows that Trump has done just that—over and over and over again. But Trump’s base is not hearing these arguments from the talking heads on Fox News.
Help us make sure they do. Click below to chip in $3 to help us reach our goal of raising $150,000 so we can finish production and play our commercial filled with Republicans calling for impeachment on a Fox News program.
The Mueller report clearly stated that it was not the job of the investigators to come to a conclusion about the consequences for the 11 instances of obstruction of justice that they documented Trump committed.5 That is, they said, the job of Congress.
And it must be done through impeachment proceedings.
But still, far too many members of Congress are turning their backs on their constitutional duty, willing to let Trump prove once and for all that he is above the law.
We cannot let this happen. We need to change the conversation about impeachment and show just how hypocritical Republicans in Congress are being in their refusal to even consider impeachment proceedings against Trump, when they were more than ready to remove Bill Clinton for obstructing justice.
Fox News hosts will NEVER call for Trump’s impeachment, and if Republicans know that their voters are forming their opinions from Fox’s talking points, they will never waver in their commitment to Trump. But if we can break through the blockade on Fox and show their viewers exactly what their Republican heroes have said about impeachment, we can shift the narrative and put a crack between Trump and his base.
Producing a television ad and running it on Fox is expensive. But it’s worth it. We need to raise $150,000 to create the ad and buy the space to play it. Can you chip in $3 right now to help out?
Just imagine what Donald Trump will think when he sees it …
Thanks for all you do.
–David, Kelly, Corinne, Seth, and the rest of the team
1. “Trump tampered with witnesses. These Senate Republicans voted to oust Bill Clinton for doing just that,” The Guardian, April 20, 2019
5. “The 11 Areas of Possible Obstruction of Justice Mueller Investigated,” New York, April 18, 2019
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Our teams of researchers and lawyers at Need To Impeach are hard at work reading every word of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s 448-page report, but one thing is already clear: Donald Trump obstructed justice.
That is an impeachable offense. It’s not up to Mr. Trump’s hand-picked stooge of an attorney general to decide whether to hold the President accountable. In fact, Mr. Mueller’s team has specifically left the decision of obstruction up to Congress — and this community of nearly 8 million people needs to make sure Congress knows what the next step is:
For two years, Congress allowed Mr. Trump — without repercussions or accountability — to break the law, cover up his crimes, undercut the First Amendment, pad his pockets at the American people’s expense, and detain children in concentration camps. Today, the Mueller report is out, and Congress is out of excuses.
This movement has known from the start that Mr. Trump doesn’t belong in the White House, and we’ve stayed active for more than a year in our quest for accountability. Now, we need to ramp up the pressure to start impeachment hearings to finally remove this lawless president from office.
House Democrats have the power to get to the bottom of all the crimes and impeachable offenses Mr. Trump has committed. Tell them there’s no time for any more hand-wringing.
Counting on you,
Need to Impeach