Experts demand immediate action as Dems move to impeach Trump

Experts demand immediate action as Dems move to impeach Trump
AFGE members and AFGE National President Cox join Speaker Pelosi and Senator Schumer at the Capitol to discuss the partial government shutdown and impact on federal workers. AFGE https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/
Nancy Pelosi owns Fox News' Chris Wallace: ‘Clearly you don’t have an understanding of what is happening here’

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi on Thursday announced if the Vice President does not remove the President from office via his power under the 25th Amendment she would move to impeach Donald Trump. On Friday Democrats announced they expect a vote to impeach would come the middle of next week.

With Trump's days in office quickly drawing to an end and the very real and even probable stakes of what he could do to further damage the nation – up to and including attacking a foreign country or ordering a nuclear strike – political and government experts are issuing warning, expressing outrage and demanding an immediate vote.

There's little reason a vote to impeach President Trump could not take place in the next 24-48 hours. Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) drafted them while she and her fellow Members of Congress were hunkered down as the Capitol was under siege by Trump's violent insurrectionists.

Government ethics expert Walter Shaub has been exceptionally vocal over the past 15 hours, posting nine tweets urging Congress to act immediately. A sampling:

Political analyst and Assoc. Professor at Georgia Southern University:

Professor, attorney, author, and political columnist:

Enjoy this piece?

… then let us make a small request. AlterNet’s journalists work tirelessly to counter the traditional corporate media narrative. We’re here seven days a week, 365 days a year. And we’re proud to say that we’ve been bringing you the real, unfiltered news for 20 years—longer than any other progressive news site on the Internet.

It’s through the generosity of our supporters that we’re able to share with you all the underreported news you need to know. Independent journalism is increasingly imperiled; ads alone can’t pay our bills. AlterNet counts on readers like you to support our coverage. Did you enjoy content from David Cay Johnston, Common Dreams, Raw Story and Robert Reich? Opinion from Salon and Jim Hightower? Analysis by The Conversation? Then join the hundreds of readers who have supported AlterNet this year.

Every reader contribution, whatever the amount, makes a tremendous difference. Help ensure AlterNet remains independent long into the future. Support progressive journalism with a one-time contribution to AlterNet, or click here to become a subscriber. Thank you. Click here to donate by check.

Close