National advocacy groups on Thursday delivered to Congress multiple petitions of what they said contained 10 million signatures from people who support the impeachment of President Donald Trump.
Democratic Reps. Rashida Tlaib and Al Green(D-Texas), alongside with a number of activist groups, delivered a petition to Congress on Thursday containing what they said were 10 million signatures calling on lawmakers to begin impeachment proceedings against President Trump.
“This is incredible because this is how movements start,” Tlaib told supporters rallying for impeachment next to the Capitol building. “We cannot set a precedent and allow the rule of law to be eroded, allow our democracy to continue to be corrupted by this president.”
“This is how we do it. This is a movement to take back our country. 10 million people want to protect our democracy. 10 million people want us to uphold the U.S. Constitution. 10 million people are demanding we hold individual 1 accountable to the rule of law. #TimetoImpeach,” tweeted Tlaib.
Rep. Rashida Tlaib, (D-Mich), has introduced a bill that would direct the House Judiciary Committee to investigate whether Trump committed impeachable offenses — an issue that has been heating up among congressional Democrats and presidential contenders.
“The president does not want to be impeached. All would-be authoritarians, would-be tyrants, want to be loved. They want to be revered,” Green said to the rally. “He would have us believe this. And in my neighborhood, we call this reverse psychology. This is merely his way of causing us to do that which he really wants us to do.”
The rally came after the House Judiciary Committee voted on Wednesday to hold Attorney General William Barr in contempt of Congress after his refusal to provide an uncensored copy of Mueller’s report on alleged ties between Trump and Russia.
The 24-16 vote along the party lines came after the highest US law enforcement official defied a subpoena to hand over the report and underlying evidence, in an apparent attempt to withhold damaging information that could be used against the president.
Green introduced the articles of impeachment shortly after Mr. Trump’s inauguration in 2017, and Tlaib called on Congress to “impeach the motherf—er” in January.