Common Cause had never called for a president’s removal in our 50-year history. Impeachment is an extraordinary measure — one that We the People put in place only for the most extraordinary circumstances.
But impeachment and removal was the necessary response to the Former President’s actions — not just one scandal, but repeated shameless wrongdoing.
Bribery. Abuse of power. Obstruction of justice. Corruption. Condoning Former President Trump’s behavior through inaction would be a permanent stain that our democracy might never recover from.
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Impeachment is an extraordinary measure that We the People put in place to remove a president for his dangerous actions.
Donald Trump is a clear and present danger to the American people. His constant lies about the election, his baseless lawsuits, and his attempts to get legitimate votes thrown out — predominantly from Black and Brown voters — laid the groundwork for horrific and racist attack in D.C. on January 6, 2021.
That’s why the Senate still needs to draw a hard line and make it clear that any effort to overthrow a democratic election will be met with severe consequences. Many senators still haven’t repudiated Trump’s egregious and baseless claims about the 2020 election, even after the violence they’ve spurred — and we demand that these senators finally step up for our democracy and help put an end to this dangerous narrative.
This isn’t just about Donald Trump. It is about making clear that in America, nobody, including the President of the United States, is above the law.
Former President Trump has shown no interest in safeguarding American elections, and actually welcomed foreign interference in 2020. He has abused his power by putting his personal political interests above the national security interests of the United States. And he has repeatedly corrupted his public office to serve his own private interests.
Simply put, Donald Trump is a danger to the integrity of our government, the safety of our citizens, and trust in our democratic institutions.
We did not come to this decision lightly. We spent four years following the facts, carefully documenting Former President Trump’s violations and abuses of power, and urging members of both parties in Congress to hold the administration accountable.
Impeachment is in the Constitution precisely for a situation like the one we’re in: an out-of-control former president acting as if they are totally above the law.