The Campaign to Impeach Donald Trump Has Begun
Support for the impeachment of President Donald Trump gained momentum after the 2017 inauguration. More than 100,000 Americans signed a petition calling for the House of Representatives to begin the impeachment process.
The petition campaign is led by RootsAction and Free Speech for People. John Bonifaz, co-founder and president of Free Speech For People, said, “Trump’s refusal to divest from his business interests has placed him in direct violation of the United States Constitution.”
“In the face of this new and unprecedented level of corruption by the President, we must rise to address this extraordinary moment in our history. The President must be held accountable for these impeachable offenses and we, as a people, must confront this new corruption threat to our Constitution and our democracy.”
In a Washington Post article headlined “The Campaign to Impeach President Trump Has Begun,” it was reported:
“At the moment the new commander in chief was sworn in, a campaign to build public support for his impeachment went live at ImpeachDonaldTrumpNow.org, spearheaded by two liberal advocacy groups aiming to lay the groundwork for his eventual ejection from the White House.”
The nonpartisan Impeach Donald Trump Now campaign is calling on the U.S. Congress to initiate an impeachment investigation into President Trump’s violations of the U.S. Constitution’s Foreign Emoluments Clause and Domestic Emoluments Clause, and violations of the Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge Act of 2012 (STOCK Act).
“As documented on our new website at ImpeachDonaldTrumpNow.org, we now have a president who is violating two clauses in the Constitution; one forbidding any gifts or benefits from foreign governments, the other forbidding the same from the U.S. government or any U.S. state. This is the result of Trump refusing to separate himself from major business interests as past presidents have done. Those interests will also inevitably involve Trump in violating the STOCK Act which forbids the use of non-public government information to make a private profit.
“Do we want Mike Pence to be President? We want whoever is the 46th president — and 47th and 48th — to be in the position of knowing that they can be held accountable to the Constitution. We believe that change will be more significant than the identity of the person stepping into the office.”
Speaking with John Bonifaz, David Swanson
John Bonifaz can be reached at the following:
David Swanson can be reached at the following:
For more information, contact at the Institute for Public Accuracy:
Hollie Ainbinder (615) 893-0495
David Zupan (541) 484-9167