• Women's March Los Angeles, Januat 21, 2017 Photo - Larissa Puro,USC Institute for Global Health, wikimedia.org).

      Women’s March Los Angeles, Januat 21, 2017 Photo – Larissa Puro,USC Institute for Global Health, wikimedia.org).

      The Impeachment March?

      By Shadi Absi

      Yes! The organizers of the Impeachment March wants you to show up in “Huge” numbers in order to send a message to the United States Congress.

      On Sunday, July 2nd, 2017, they will march to demand Congress “DO THEIR JOB” and remove the President from The White House.

      They want you to think of it as one enormous Town Hall Meeting!

      According to Robert Reich:

      By my count, there are now four grounds to impeach Donald Trump. The fifth appears to be on its way.

      First, in taking the oath of office, a president promises to “faithfully execute the laws & the constitution.” That’s Article II Section 2.

      But Trump is unfaithfully executing his duties as president by accusing his predecessor, president Obama, of undertaking an illegal and impeachable act, with absolutely no evidence to support the accusation.

      Second, Article I Section 9 of the Constitution forbids government officials from taking things of value from foreign governments. But Trump is making big money off his Trump International Hotel by steering foreign diplomatic delegations to it, and will make a bundle off China’s recent decision to grant his trademark applications for the Trump brand – decisions Chinese authorities arrived at directly because of decisions Trump has made as president.

      Third: The 1st Amendment to the Constitution bars any law “respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.” But Trump’s ban on travel into the United States from 6 muslim countries – which he initiated, advocated for, and oversees – violates that provision.

      Fourth: The 1st Amendment also bars “abridging the freedom of the press.” But Trump’s labeling the press “the enemy of the people,” and choosing who he invites to news conferences based on whether they’ve given him favorable coverage, violates this provision.

      A fifth possible ground if the evidence is there: Article II Section 3 of the Constitution defines “treason against the United States” as “adhering to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort.”

      Evidence is mounting that Trump and his aides colluded with Russian operatives to win the 2016 presidential election.

      Presidents can be impeached for what the Constitution calls “high crimes and misdemeanors.” The question is no longer whether there are grounds to impeach Trump. The practical question is whether there’s the political will.

      The march begins and ends at Los Angeles City Hall, with many entertainment spots along the way.

      As usual, social media had a mixed reaction. Reddit user, NeverMyCakeDay, commented:

      So out with trump and in with pence? Seems like a well thought out plan.

      What do you think?

      11:00 am - 2:00 pm
       Los Angeles City Hall

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