Thurs. 1/7/21: Impeach Trump. Expel his back-up band.

Time tip: This action should only take you 3 minutes to do. But you can go even faster if you put the scripts for Action #1 and #2 together on your calls to both Senators. Our one representative only gets the script from Action #1.

Action #1: We deserve a president who doesn’t threaten election officials, AND one who doesn’t incite insurrection.

Rep. Ilhan Oman (D-MN) is drafting up articles of impeachment now. Make sure your legislator knows you are in support of an impeachment action.

Minimal script: I’m calling from [zip code] and I want Rep./Sen. [___] to know that Trump should be impeached (articles of impeachment) not once, but twice. Once because his call to Georgia’s Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger constituted an impeachable abuse of executive power, as well as a possible violation of GA state and federal laws. He should also be impeached for inciting a riot that threatened the safety of our elected officials in Congress, breaking his sworn oath to preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution. Please ask Rep./Sen. [___] to ask President Trump to resign, effective immediately, or institute impeachment proceedings.

  • UPDATE 1/9/12: Another instance of “obstruction:Between leaning on both Gov. Kemp and Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, Trump also made a call to Georgia’s lead elections investigator to “find the fraud” in a lengthy December phone call, saying the official would be a “national hero,” according to an individual familiar with the call who spoke on the condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the conversation.
  • UPDATE 1/8/12: (Vox) How Congress can permanently disqualify Trump from office after impeachment. The impeachment process to prevent Trump from running in 2024, explained.

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Action #2: Trump didn’t do this damage by himself. He had help.

We deserve legislators who don’t manipulate fraudulent information for political gain or to incite insurrection.

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Wed. 1/6/21: Impeach. Rinse. Repeat.

Photo credit: Mr. Donald Trump returning to White House, after losing the presidential election while on his golf course, 7 November 2020, Secret Service, NIMA

We deserve better. We deserve a president that doesn’t threaten election officials, AND one that doesn’t incite insurrection.

Update 1/6/21: Last month, Trump teased Wednesday’s protests in Washington D.C., pushing the Senate to not certify the election for Biden. “Be there, will be wild!” Trump tweeted.” Why, yes it was. So wild, in fact, that after Trump told the rally outside the White House that Pence needed to reject the results of the election and “We will never give up, We will never concede,” armed and body-armored protesters pushed past barricades and police officers in riot gear to get into the Capitol. Asked to calm his followers, Trump tweeted them to “go home in peace,” along with repeating his claims of a stolen election, a perfect “QAnon” mismatch of tone, facial expression and verbal phrasing.

Four years ago, Donald Trump swore an oath to faithfully execute the office of president of the United States and, to the best of his ability, to preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States. Today, he has broken that oath by inciting an assault on the Capitol, the people’s house. Not only does this monster need to be impeached, he needs to be isolated from all communication devices (OK, this just happened) and remove him from office.

(1/4/21) Seriously. Raise your hand if you thought, upon learning of Trump’s Saturday call to Georgia Sec. of State Brad Raffensperger, that our country had become a backdrop in an old movie in which “The Boss” made veiled threats “…you can’t let that happen. That’s a big risk to you…” to the shakedown victim, who recorded himself just in case things went south. (Full call and transcript here.) However, “Raffensperger told his advisers he did not want the recording or a transcript of the call released UNLESS Trump attacked him or misrepresented the call….”

Wait for it…Wait for it…

Trump attacked Raffensperger the next morning in a tweet. OK then. That didn’t take long. Noah Bookbinder of Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington. (CREW), a watchdog against government excess whom we respect, stated that “The president of the United States has been caught on tape trying to rig a presidential election. This is a low point in American history and unquestionably impeachable conduct. It is incontrovertible and devastating. While the logistics of holding impeachment proceedings in the final two weeks of a presidency are admittedly hard to pull off, if this isn’t impeachable conduct, then literally nothing is. Congress must act immediately.” Also, take a moment to wonder how many other calls like this Trump has made since his loss…

Minimal script: I’m calling from [zip code] and I want Rep./Sen. [___] to know that Trump should be impeached not once, but twice. Once because his call to Georgia’s Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger constituted an impeachable abuse of executive power, as well as a possible violation of GA state and federal laws. He should also be impeached for inciting a riot that threatened the safety of our elected officials in Congress, breaking his sworn oath to preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution. Please ask Rep./Sen. [___] to ask President Trump to resign, effective immediately, or institute impeachment proceedings.

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