‘Unfit to Serve’: NAACP Delegates Vote Unanimously for Trump Impeachment

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National delegates for the NAACP voted unanimously on Tuesday for a resolution calling for the initiation of impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump, with the group’s head calling him “unfit to serve” the nation any longer.

The vote took place at the civil rights group’s annual convention taking place this week in Detroit.

“The pattern of Trump’s misconduct is unmistakable and has proven time and time again, that he is unfit to serve as the president of this country,” said Derrick Johnson, the organization’s president and CEO, in a statement.

According to Johnson, the reasons for demanding Trump’s impeachment are numerous.

“From his attempts to curtail the scope of Robert Mueller’s investigation to calling out minority congresswomen and telling them to go back to their countries, to caging immigrant children without food or water to his numerous attempts to avert the Supreme Court’s decision to not add in the citizenship question to the 2020 Census,” he said, “this president has led one of the most racist and xenophobic administrations since the Jim Crow era. Trump needs to know that he is not above the law and the crimes that he has committed and he must be prosecuted. We will make sure that the NAACP is at the forefront of pushing Congress to proceed with the impeachment process.”

The resolution to the NAACP was introduced by Rep. Al Green (D-Texas) who, as Common Dreams reported, submitted articles of impeachment in the U.S. House of Representatives last week. Ultimately, a majority of Democrats sided with Republicans in referring back to committee Green’s articles.

On Monday, Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.)—one of the progressive freshman members collectively known as “the Squad” which has been targeted by the president with racist attacks over the last week—spoke to the convention and repeated her called for Trump’s impeachment. While the president had said the lawmakers should be “sent back” to where they came from, Tlaib—who was born in the United States—said in her remarks, “I’m not going nowhere, not until I impeach this president.”

While Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and other top congressional Democrats have continued to drag their feet on impeachment, the frustration among progressive lawmakers and rank-and-file party members clamoring for impeachment continues to grow.

As Splinter‘s Libby Watson put it follow the NAACP’s vote, “Everyone is on board with impeachment, except for the people who actually have the power to decide, who are instead convinced Trump is ‘self-impeaching.’ Not a good situation!”

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Nancy A Stowell
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Nancy A Stowell
Donald J. Trump is a Malignant Narcissistic Sociopath incapable of listening or learning, doesn’t plan ahead because he doesn’t know how, never thinks of consequences because he’s never in his life had to answer for one single thing that he’s done wrong. As for his lies; he actually doesn’t know the difference between the truth and a lie simply because: With his sickness, if he believes it’s true then it is true and nothing or no-one can convince him otherwise. Same for a lie, if he thinks it’s FAKE, it is fake; and again, there is no changing his mind!… Read more »
Dick Panico
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Dick Panico

…If one is allowed to cheat , without being called down for it , one usually wins . That’s Trump..
…His supporters “allow him “to cheat , because they want to win , no matter the cost .
…Trump must be dealt with in kind . In other words , do to him ,that which he’s doing to us .
…When dealing with irrational people, “sometimes “,we must use irrational means , for RATIONAL reasons.. Otherwise we will lose .

David Bishop
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David Bishop

Pelosi would have to be a woman/man of color to support impeachment of the racist-in-chief. So what IS Pelosi’s reason to not support impeachment…hmmmmm?

Dick Panico
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Dick Panico

….I believe she will at the (right time ). At least I’m hopeful, because sometimes , it’s better to do the right thing than , not do it , because it’s politically dangerous. I hope she has the guts to do it .!!
…I’d like to think I would , but I’ve never been there or gambled that much !!!
Although. , I’ve married twice and raised 5 kids , sooo I’ve gambled a little …

David Bishop
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David Bishop

Lol at your last sentence.

Dick Panico
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Dick Panico

..It’s a matter of timing.