Assemblymember Evan Low Calls on Trump to Resign or Face Impeachment

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

SACRAMENTO—California Assemblymember Evan Low (D-Silicon Valley) introduced a resolution today that urges President Donald Trump to resign from office and if not, calls on Congress to impeach him. Assembly Joint Resolution 17 cites Trump’s obstruction of justice, classified leaks, and violation of the Constitution’s Emoluments Clause as grounds for impeachment.

“Americans have had enough of Donald Trump’s unrelenting scandals,” said Assemblymember Evan Low. “Amid the gross incompetence, recklessness and overwhelming conflicts of interest, we can’t wait for the next shoe to drop. We have expressed concern over his actions for months now. It’s time to stand up and do something about it.”

The United States Constitution provides that “the President, Vice President and all civil officers of the United States shall be removed from office on impeachment for, and conviction of, treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors.”

In the nearly fourth months of Donald Trump’s presidency, he has been accused of the following, among other offenses:

  • Violating the Constitution’s Emoluments Clause, stemming from his failure to divest himself of his global businesses
  • Obstructing justice when he asked FBI Director James Comey to halt the investigation into Michael Flynn before firing Comey who was leading an investigation into his campaign’s ties to Russia
  • Jeopardizing America’s foreign relations by leaking classified information to a foreign adversary

Obstruction of justice was cited in the impeachment proceedings for both Presidents Bill Clinton and Richard Nixon.

“There is a crisis of confidence in the Trump presidency and it is jeopardizing our global standing. I can no longer wait and see if Congress will take action.”

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