Reps Green, Tlaib, Cohen Join Activists Demanding House Move To Impeach Trump Now
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, Sept. 23, 2019
Press Contact: Anthony Torres, Communications Director
Reps Al Green, Rashida Tlaib, Steve Cohen, Activists Demand House Move to Impeach Trump Now
Demonstration takes place after President admits to latest abuses of power *View the livestream recording here*
Washington, D.C. — On Monday, September 23rd, Representatives Al Green, Rashida Tlaib, and Steve Cohen joined activist group By The People for a #ThePeopleVsTrump impeachment hearing on Capitol Hill to demand swift action by the House of Representatives to pass articles of impeachment. The event occurred on the heels of President Trump admitting that he solicited the Ukrainian government’s assistance in damaging a political opponent and interfering in the 2020 election.
Demonstration attendees delivered their testimony in support of the impeachment of Donald Trump and called out House leadership for continuing to slow-walk impeachment proceedings. As public pressure ramps up on Members of Congress, Americans nationwide were invited to pledge to take action this fall and join the grassroots movement to impeach Trump.
“As long as Congress abdicates its responsibility, Trump will continue to abuse his power. If the House does not move to impeach this fall, then I call on House leadership to resign for failing to fulfill their duty to the Constitution and American people. If you are not willing to do your job and impeach this lawless President then you should step aside for those who will do what is right. House leadership, you are on notice: impeach or resign, said Alexandra Flores-Quilty, the emcee of the demonstration and Executive Director of By The People.
“The day we stop fighting for democracy is the day we lose it. Every day Trump is in office is another day he endangers everyone who calls this country home. Our elected representatives have a choice: they can protect Trump or protect the American people. It shouldn’t be a tough choice, but for far too long House leadership has made the wrong one,” said Anthony Torres, a spokesperson for By The People.
“Trump has shown us over and over that he is unfit for office, and it seems like nearly every week he violates the law and Constitution, often in plain sight. Impeachment is the people’s tool to put an end to this tyranny. But, Congress will only act if we, the people, make them. It’s going to take millions of Americans demanding their Members of Congress fulfill their duty and do what’s right. Join us and pledge to take action this fall to make them do their job,” said Latchmi Gopal, an attendee of the demonstration.
If you are interested in speaking to one of our spokespeople or an activist at the event, please contact Anthony Torres at email@example.com.
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By the People is a grassroots movement—powered by volunteers nationwide—to impeach Trump and make an America that finally works for all of us.