WASHINGTON, DC — Today, Congressman Mondaire Jones (NY-17) joined 12 of his colleagues in introducing a privileged resolution to impeach Donald Trump, President of the United States, for high crimes and misdemeanors.
“Just this week, Donald Trump abused his power yet again, pressuring state officials to deny the results of the November election and inciting a violent mob to descend upon the legislative branch — all in an attempt to undermine the integrity of our democracy,” said Jones. “We must ensure that this is Donald Trump’s last opportunity to do harm. That’s why I’m proud to join my colleagues in calling for impeachment. Hundreds, if not thousands, of Donald Trumps in the Republican Party seek to ascend to higher office, and we must send them a message that no one is above the law.”
This resolution comes after President Trump was recorded threatening an Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger with consequences if he failed to pursue the President’s false claims and attempting to coerce an elected official to commit fraud, and after he encouraged individuals who traveled to Washington, District of Columbia to violently attack the United States Capitol while both chambers of Congress were in session.
“Donald John Trump has acted in a manner contrary to his trust as President and subversive constitutional government, to the great prejudice of the cause of law and justice and to the manifest injury of the people of the United States,” the resolution reads. “Wherefore, Donald John Trump, by such conduct, warrants impeachment and trial, removal from office, and disqualification to hold and enjoy any office of honor, trust, or profit under the United States.”
Jones is joined by fellow co-leads Representatives Ilhan Omar, David Cicilline, Ted Lieu, Al Green, Hank Johnson, Ayanna Pressley, Rashida Tlaib, Vicente Gonzalez, Jamaal Bowman, Veronica Escobar, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and Cori Bush. The resolution is also cosponsored by Representatives Payne, Jr., Huffman, Newman, Rush, Schakowsky, Wilson, Espaillat, Swalwell, Hayes, Velázquez, Clarke, and DeSaulnier.
You can read the resolution in its entirety below