Call your Members of Congress (MoCs)–your House Rep and your two Senators–to support impeaching Trump again.
The Constitution calls for Trump to leave the White House as of noon on January 20, 2021.
The January 6 attack on the Capitol Building by hundreds of supporters who he had personally riled up at a Washington, D.C. rally earlier in the day prompted countless calls to remove him from office because of the clear and present danger he poses to the nation.
The attacks were so unspeakable that even the Wall Street Journal editorial board–notorious for its guanopsychotic far-right opinion columns–urged him to resign.
Many demanded that the House of Representatives impeach Trump a second time, even though he has less than two weeks left to go.
On January 6, Ilhan Omar, the Democrat who represents Minnesota’s 5th District, tweeted:
I am drawing up Articles of Impeachment. Donald J. Trump should be impeached by the House of Representatives & removed from office by the United States Senate. We can’t allow him to remain in office, it’s a matter of preserving our Republic and we need to fulfill our oath.
Impeaching and removing Trump–a procedure that can continue to completion even if he departs the White House before it’s done–would formally bar him from holding high public office in the future.
Things have moved quickly. Omar sent a pair of tweets late on January 7:
We will impeach!
Most likely tomorrow.
On the same day, New Jersey House Rep Jerry Nadler, who chairs the House Judiciary Committee, announced he would support bypassing his committee’s role in the impeachment process to allow the matter to go to a full floor vote.
As of the morning of January 8, several news outlets reported that the House of Representatives could be ready to move ahead by the middle of next week.
And at least one sitting Senate Republican, Ben Sasse of Nebraska, publicly voiced a willingness to consider articles of impeachment that the House of Representatives might issue.
So! We need to strike while the iron is hot.
We are asking you to call your Members of Congress (MoCs) and ask them to support a second effort to impeach and remove Trump from office.
Do this even if all your MoCs are cobalt blue Democrats who are fully on board already.
Do this even if all your MoCs are ruby red pigheaded Republicans who never seem to hear what you say (they do, they’re just jerks).
Believe it or not, Celeste Pewter hasn’t yet written a script for this. We’ll take a stab at it.
Call your House Rep first, then your Senators.
Find their contact information here:
Before you call, check the MoC’s social media feeds, so you can comment on what they’ve publicly said, or failed to say.
And yes, sorry, you do need to call them. Social media messages carry no weight with them.
Call a district office rather than their D.C. office (they’ve gone home).
If you don’t get a live person, leave a voicemail.
If their voicemail is full, find the email function on their official Member of Congress website (not their campaign site), and send them a message through that.
Sample script, which you should feel free to adapt to your own needs and wishes:
“Dear House Rep/Senator <Lastname>, I am <Firstname Lastname> from <town, state, zip code>.
I am calling/emailing to support the effort to impeach and remove President Donald Trump.
I realize he has less than two weeks left on his presidency. I still want him gone as soon as possible.
<For solid Dems: I have seen your public statements in favor of impeachment and removal, and I appreciate them. You are doing exactly what I want you to do as my elected Congressional representative, and I encourage you to carry on.>
<For silent Dems or Rs, pro-Trump Rs, and really pro-Trump Rs: I note your lack of public comment on the situation/I note you’ve voiced some support for Trump, even now/I notice you voted in favor of overturning the 2020 election results, and I am disappointed. I am asking you to do what the Founding Fathers would want you to do, regardless of how it might make you feel, or how it might affect your political career.>
Trump’s incitement of the attack on the Capitol Building on January 6 makes him a clear and present danger to our country.
He spoke at a D.C. rally, riled tens of thousands of his keenest fans up, and told them to march on the Capitol as the House and the Senate readied to certify the results of the 2020 election.
He is directly responsible for the insurrection.
He is directly responsible for the deaths of four of his supporters, and the death of a member of the Capitol’s police force.
He is directly responsible for putting hundreds of Congresspeople and their staffs in mortal danger.
He has to go. He has to go NOW. And I want you to impeach and remove him.
It’s important to impeach and remove him, rather than invoke the 25th Amendment, because impeaching and removing him bars him from holding public office ever again.
It’s also important to deliver swift, clear, and overwhelming consequences to answer to such foul and grave acts.
If we don’t move with speed and force, other evil-minded people, here and abroad, might try something like this in the future. We can’t have that.
Thank you for considering my request.”
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