It is only through such a broad scope of inquiry, the groups say, that an impeachment process can
Free Speech For People board chair Ben Clements, in a statement, welcomed the inquiry House Democrats are currently carrying out, noting that the impeachment hearing concerns “Trump’s efforts to bribe and extort Ukraine using hundreds of millions of dollars of taxpayer money to leverage foreign assistance in his reelection bid.”
“But,” he continued, “this brazenly lawless action was the direct result of Congressional failure to hold Trump accountable for the smorgasbord of impeachable offenses he committed to secure the 2016 election and on a daily basis throughout his presidency. Trump’s lawless and abusive self-dealing, obstruction, racism, bigotry, incitement to violence, and subversion of the Constitution is well documented and well suited for expedited proceedings in the House.”
“If Congress is serious about defending the Constitution and our democracy and restoring the rule of law now and for future presidents,” Clements said, “it must address these egregious and dangerous impeachable offenses and it must move efficiently and urgently toward a vote on comprehensive articles of impeachment.”
According to Flores-Quilty, lawmakers agreeing to the “Impeachment for the People” would provide “a first step toward achieving a democracy that works for all of us.”
“Now, our elected representatives must make a choice,” she said, “will they fulfill their constitutional duty by impeaching for the people or will they betray the country by protecting a dangerous and lawless president?”
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