The Leadership Conference Urges Congress to Impeach Donald Trump

Media 01.12,21

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 Trump must be held accountable for his role in inciting an insurrection and attack on the U.S. Capitol

WASHINGTON – The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights today called on Congress to impeach President Donald Trump for his role in inciting an insurrection and attack on the U.S. Capitol. 

“Last week, the world was horrified to witness a violent insurrection in our nation’s Capitol that attempted to use mob violence fueled by white supremacy and anti-Semitism to overturn the results of a free and secure election and suppress the votes of millions of people. What we witnessed was nothing less than a frontal attack on our democracy by the sitting president of the United States, who weaponized racist and misleading rhetoric to incite a fatal insurrection,” the organization wrote in a letter to lawmakers.

“If this president is not held accountable for his actions, it will send the clear message that he is free to continue to incite violence through the end of his term and beyond,” continued the organization, making clear the path to unity is accountability. “Every member of Congress has sworn an oath to protect and defend the Constitution. At this critical moment, you must fulfill your solemn duty and vote to impeach and remove the president after this unprecedented attack on our democracy.”

The full letter is available here.

The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights is a coalition charged by its diverse membership of more than 220 national organizations to promote and protect the rights of all persons in the United States. The Leadership Conference works toward an America as good as its ideals. For more information on The Leadership Conference and its member organizations, visit www.civilrights.org.

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