WASHINGTON – Thursday night, the League of Women Voters board of directors met and voted unanimously to call for the immediate removal of Donald J. Trump from the office of the President of the United States of America via any legal means, including and in order of preference: impeachment with disqualification, the invocation of the 25th amendment, or resignation. Today, the League of Women Voters board of directors issued the following statement:
“Donald Trump must be immediately removed as President of the United States of America and banned from running for federal office ever again.
“The sitting president was the instigator of Wednesday’s domestic terrorist attack on the U.S. Capitol that left five Americans dead and many more injured. He commanded an army of insurrectionists to forcefully overturn our free and fair elections in an effort to maintain power. These are the actions of a tyrannical despot, and they are in direct opposition to American democracy. President Trump continues to present a clear threat to national security as well as the safety and security of the American public.
“For violating his oath to preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States, Donald Trump must immediately resign or be removed from office by any measure possible in accordance with the law. Removing President Trump from the office of the president and swearing in Vice President Mike Pence to fulfill the duration of this presidential term will ensure our Constitution is maintained and upheld.
“The League of Women Voters calls on both the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate to immediately impeach President Trump with disqualification and remove him from office. Should Congress fail to impeach him, we call on Vice President Mike Pence and the Cabinet to invoke the 25th Amendment and remove President Trump from office immediately.”
Call to Action:
This week we saw President Donald Trump instigate an insurrection against his own government in a last-ditch attempt to maintain power that turned fatal. On Wednesday, January 6th, our country’s capital came under attack by radical insurrectionists intent on disrupting the transition of power. It was a coordinated attack on our democracy. As advocates who fight for a free and fair democracy, we have no choice but to call for the removal of Donald Trump by impeachment and disqualify him from ever holding federal office again.
We must remove Donald Trump from office in order to protect the integrity of the office of the President. Call your senator at (202)-224-3121 or send your senator a letter and ask them to support impeachment.
Donald Trump breached his oath of office as president the moment he posed a clear and imminent threat to national security, compromising the security of the American public, and taking our democracy to the brink. It is now the duty of the Congress to proceed with the impeachment of Donald J. Trump for acting seditiously in a flagrant violation of his oath. Our Constitution must be maintained and upheld, and that can longer be done under the sitting President.
Donald Trump’s seditious actions have left us with no choice but to swear in Vice President Mike Pence to fulfill the duration of this presidential term. We must hold the president accountable for his reckless actions that have jeopardized the safety of our elected officials, and led to the loss of human life.
The links are to a League page to write an email to your Senator. Non-League members may adapt as needed. -Admin