Supes rally, support resolution for Trump impeachment
San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors may call on the U.S. Congress to impeach President Donald Trump.
Supervisor Sandra Fewer introduced a resolution at Tuesday’s Board of Supervisors meeting, calling on her colleagues on the board to join her in support of the resolution.
Earlier on Tuesday, Fewer held a rally outside City Hall before the board meeting, naming a few controversies surrounding the Trump administration, including affordable health care, ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, and climate change.
“We have spent too much time normalizing the bizarre and dangerous behavior and rhetoric coming out of the White House, and it is time now that we call for the impeachment of Donald J. Trump.”
Fewer also mentioned Trump’s lack of respect on Twitter and said the president “is actively flaming the flames of war with multiple countries,” including possible military action against North Korea.
Supervisors Hillary Ronen, Jeff Sheehy and Ahsha Safai joined Fewer as co-sponsors of the resolution at the time of the rally.
Aastha Shah with the Brightline Defense Project, a nonprofit policy advocacy organization, said the resolution focused on two impeachable offenses to justify the proceeding — obstruction and collusion.
Shah, who helped draft the resolution, referred to the ongoing investigation on alleged Russian ties with Trump’s campaign to 2016:
“President Trump’s statement to the press, through Twitter, in oval office meetings, have repeatedly shown the element of corrupt intent, and that he was using public and private pressure to shut down an active investigation, which constitutes an abuse of his office and obstruction of justice.”
Ronen questioned why Congress had to yet to start the impeachment proceedings:
“I feel like we’re living in an alternative universe, and I don’t understand why these impeachment proceedings has not begun.”
California billionaire Tom Steyer joined Fewer at the City Hall steps, and has launched his own $10 million campaign calling on the impeachment of the president.