- Jeff Drew
We're taking a stand: It's time to impeach Donald Trump. There are a myriad of reasons to do so: the looming threat of nuclear war with North Korea, the embarrassment of having a "tweeter in chief," the terrible, amoral example he sets for the children of this nation, his numerous allegations of sexual assault and his unwillingness to denounce white supremacists — thus emboldening the worst elements of our country. Let's not fail to mention his constant unconstitutional behavior due to his failure to extricate himself from business ventures, meaning he is taking money from foreign powers, thus breaking from the emoluments clause of the Constitution. This doesn't look so good after a series of indictments (and a guilty plea!) of shady types involved in his campaign in the Mueller investigation for charges of tax evasion and making false statements.
So we know why we need to impeach him, but the real question is how?
Here's what you can do:
Head over to impeachdonaldtrumpnow.org and sign the petition urging Congress to move toward impeaching Donald Trump. Why impeach? According to the Impeach Trump Now website, "The nation is now witnessing a massive corruption of the presidency, far worse than Watergate."
Part of the nonprofit's case for impeachment: "President Trump's personal and business holdings in the United States and abroad present unprecedented conflicts of interest. Indeed, President Trump has admitted he has conflicts of interest in some cases."
You can also call or send postcards to your local representatives demanding action. And use social media to spread the message: #YoureFired.
Take the #YoureFired challenge with the Impeach Donald Trump Now campaign. Film a five- to 45-second video telling Trump "You're Fired," then share it to social media and tag five friends to join the #YoureFired challenge. You can also sign an impeachment petition, spearheaded by environmentalist Tom Steyer, at needtoimpeach.com.
This is a matter of mass mobilization. Get out on the front lines. The nightmare won't end until we wake up.
Kelly Kenoyer is an investigative reporter at Eugene Weekly.