After two years, Americans finally have the chance to read the results of Special Counsel Mueller’s investigation for themselves. Mueller’s report details a “sweeping and systemic” attack on our elections by the Russian government, the Trump campaign’s tacit involvement, and the president’s efforts to obstruct justice.
After seeing the evidence, hearing from Robert Mueller himself, and witnessing Trump’s almost daily attempts to cover up the truth and obstruct Congress’ investigations, Stand Up Republic is calling on Congress to launch an impeachment inquiry into the President of the United States.
This is not a decision made lightly, nor is this about politics. It’s about the pattern of constitutional abuse and obstruction on display in this White House; it’s about protecting our democracy. Stand Up Republic has long cautioned patience in favor of impeachment, waiting for the results of the Special Counsel’s investigation and other reporting to establish the facts. Now, looking at the situation objectively, reviewing the evidence, listening to Mueller and watching the president defy Congressional oversight, the choice is clear: Congress must initiate an impeachment inquiry.
Too many in Congress, both Republicans and Democrats, are letting partisan politics get in the way of doing the right thing. They think that it will impact their next election, that Americans may vote against them for doing their job. But, this is about much more than politics. If Congress doesn’t take action, how will we ever reign in a president who abuses his power and works with a foreign adversary to get elected? Whether Congress ever votes to impeach or not, an inquiry gives them greater access to the truth, while proving to the president and others that such behavior will not be blindly tolerated.
Congress needs to know that the people support an impeachment inquiry, so that we can get to the bottom of this once and for all, protecting our nation against corruption and foreign influence for generations to come. Will you stand up for our democracy?