Yesterday, Special Counsel Robert Mueller made a final statement to Congress before resigning from the Justice Department. In his statement, he said of the Mueller report: “If we had confidence that the president did not commit a crime, we would’ve said so.” He went on to state, “the Constitution requires a process other than the criminal justice system to formally accuse a sitting president of wrongdoing.” The message from Mueller is clear: it’s time to impeach.
Only Congress has the power to address the crimes of a sitting president, and Mueller’s thorough investigation did not clear President Trump of the serious crime of obstruction. Whether it is politically savvy to impeach is unclear, but the political cost of inaction is equally foggy. What is clear is that Congress has sworn an oath to uphold the Constitution and protect our government from crimes committed against it. Therefore, they must make moves toward impeachment.
Rep. Jayapal has called for an impeachment inquiry already, but Rep. Smith and many other House Democrats (including House Speaker Pelosi) have not yet joined her.
ACTION: Stop Dragging Your Feet - Impeachment Inquiry Now!
* Rep. Pramila Jayapal: DC - 202-225-3106 Seattle - 206-674-0040
* Rep. Adam Smith: DC - 202-225-8901 Renton - 425-793-5180
Script for Rep. Jayapal:
“Hi, my name is [NAME] and I’m calling from [PLACE]. I’d like to thank you for calling for an impeachment inquiry in the House Judiciary Committee. In light of Mueller’s testimony yesterday, it seems doubly clear that the House must uphold its constitutional duty by impeaching the president for obstruction of justice. Please continue to fight for an impeachment inquiry and let your colleagues in the House know that your constituents want to see action!”
Script for Rep. Smith:
“Hi, my name is [NAME] and I’m calling from [PLACE]. I’d like to ask Rep. Smith to join Rep. Jayapal and several other House Democrats in calling for an inquiry to impeach President Trump. In light of Mueller’s testimony yesterday, it seems doubly clear that the House must uphold its constitutional duty by impeaching the president for obstruction of justice if an inquiry finds it necessary. Please start fighting for an inquiry to impeach and let your colleagues in the House know that it’s what your constituents want!”