The Senate must swiftly remove President Trump

Majority Leader Mitch McConnell & the U.S. Senate

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Donald Trump -- the first president to be impeached twice -- is a clear and present danger to the American people and to our democracy.

And that threat will remain until he is removed from office and barred from ever running again. That’s why Common Cause is calling on the Senate to immediately come back into session, convene a trial -- and vote to convict Trump for inciting an insurrection, as well as his recent efforts to interfere with the election in Georgia.  

Though President-elect Biden will take office in a matter of days, as the voters decided in November -- Trump can still do an astounding amount of damage to our democracy in that short time. Plus, the dangerous, authoritarian forces behind January 6th’s violent insurrection will remain with us even after Biden’s inauguration.

That’s why the Senate needs to follow the House’s example by drawing a hard line -- right here and now -- and making it clear that any effort to overthrow a democratic election will be met with severe consequences.

And if Trump is convicted in the Senate, he can be forever banned from holding public office again.

Our senators have a monumentally important decision to make: will they side with Trump and his incitement of violence to overturn a democratic election? Or will they send a clear, bipartisan message that Trump’s outrageous conduct will not be tolerated and the election was fair and legitimate -- by swiftly voting to remove him from office?

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell reportedly thinks Trump committed impeachable offenses, and several Republican senators have publicly criticized the president’s conduct. But their words are hollow if they aren’t paired with action -- and so far, McConnell has remained set on keeping the Senate adjourned until January 19th.

This simply can’t wait. If you believe the Senate must act in defense of our democracy and immediately end Donald Trump’s presidency, add your name now.

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To: Majority Leader Mitch McConnell & the U.S. Senate
From: [Your Name]

President Trump incited the horrific January 6th attack on our democracy. His constant lies about the 2020 election, his baseless lawsuits, and his attempts to get legitimate votes thrown out -- predominantly from Black and Brown communities -- laid the groundwork for this dangerous and racist insurrection.

The House has impeached Trump for his incitement of insurrection against the U.S. government. Now, the Senate must act in defense of our democracy -- by immediately holding a trial, voting to remove him, and permanently banning him from holding public office in the future.