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Equality California Calls for Impeachment, Removal of President Donald J. Trump
December 13, 2019 at 8:21 am

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December 13, 2019

CONTACT: Samuel Garrett-Pate, Equality California
PHONE: (323) 848-9801/MOBILE: (973) 476-3770/EMAIL: sam@eqca.org

WASHINGTON — Equality California, the nation’s largest statewide LGBTQ civil rights organization, released the following statement from Executive Director Rick Zbur:

“Since his first day in office, President Trump and his Administration have attacked the LGBTQ community. We have opposed his heartless, discriminatory actions every step of the way. And we are committed to defeating his anti-LGBTQ agenda in 2020. But impeaching a president should not be taken lightly. It is not something done over policy differences — even ones that are as deeply felt and serious as ours.

“Indeed, the question of whether to impeach President Trump is not one of politics or policy. It is a question about the rule of law, the United States Constitution and the integrity of our electoral system. The Framers considered these issues at the founding of our republic. They recognized that when a president abuses the power of their office and solicits foreign interference in an American election, then that president is denying every American the right to participate in a free and fair election.

“Speaker Pelosi, Chairman Schiff and Chairman Nadler have led a responsible and deliberate inquiry that reflects the gravity of the question at hand. We have heard first-hand accounts from unassailable, patriotic foreign service officers who witnessed the president violate his oath of office and the Constitution. The evidence they have presented is clear, compelling and overwhelming. The president has abused the power of his office and obstructed Congress. The Framers prescribed a remedy for such high crimes and misdemeanors, and the Constitution commands the Congress to pursue it. No one is above the law. On behalf of our members, we urge the United States House of Representatives to impeach the president and the United States Senate to remove him from office.”


Equality California is the nation’s largest statewide LGBTQ civil rights organization. We bring the voices of LGBTQ people and allies to institutions of power in California and across the United States, striving to create a world that is healthy, just, and fully equal for all LGBTQ people. We advance civil rights and social justice by inspiring, advocating and mobilizing through an inclusive movement that works tirelessly on behalf of those we serve. www.eqca.org

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