Issue:  Vol. 47 / No. 21 / 25 May 2017
 

Low calls on Trump to resign

California Assemblyman Evan Low

California Assemblyman Evan Low

Gay California Assemblyman Evan Low (D-Campbell) introduced a resolution Wednesday (May 17) calling on Republican President Donald Trump to resign.

Over the past week, Trump has faced one controversy after another, the latest being reports that he asked former FBI Director James Comey to drop an investigation of former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn. Many feel that amounts to obstruction of justice, which would be an impeachable offense.

In Assembly Joint Resolution 17, Low says that if Trump doesn’t quit, Congress should impeach him, citing “Trump’s obstruction of justice, classified leaks, and violation of the Constitution’s Emoluments Clause.”

“Americans have had enough of Donald Trump’s unrelenting scandals,” said Low in a news release. “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.”

Low’s office noted, “Obstruction of justice was cited in the impeachment proceedings for both Presidents Bill Clinton and Richard Nixon,” and Low stated, “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.”

 

— Seth Hemmelgarn, May 17, 2017 @ 1:47 pm PST
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