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PDB survey results – Split decision whether to call for Impeachment Inquiry

June 21, 2019

The Steering Committee of the Progressive Democrats of Benicia voted unanimously to bring a recommendation to members to call for an impeachment inquiry of Donald Trump.  Accordingly, the PDB Membership was polled to vote yes or no on the resolution found below.

RESULTS as of June 21, 2019

    • YES – 18 in favor
    • NO – 7 opposed

An interesting outcome, seeing as the Steering Committee was unanimous.  We will need to ponder whether and in what form to present the resolution to Solano Dem Central Committee!


A RESOLUTION OF THE PROGRESSIVE DEMOCRATS OF BENICIA CALLING FOR AN IMPEACHMENT INQUIRY OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES DONALD TRUMP AND AUTHORIZING THE CHAIR TO BRING THE RESOLUTION TO THE SOLANO COUNTY DEMOCRATIC CENTRAL COMMITTEE

WHEREAS, there is no doubt that Russia engaged in multiple systematic efforts to interfere in our 2016 election, in support of Donald Trump’s campaign for President of the United States.

WHEREAS, there is no doubt that Donald Trump engaged in multiple and systematic efforts to obstruct justice in opposition to Special Prosecutor Robert S. Mueller’s Russia investigation. In his address on Wednesday, May 30, 2019, Mueller said, “If we had had confidence that the president clearly did not commit a crime, we would have said so.” Volume 2 of his final report laid out explicitly at least 10 instances of provable obstruction of justice. Mueller clearly left it in the hands of Congress to take action. He clarified, “The Constitution requires a process other than the criminal justice system to formally accuse a sitting president of wrongdoing.”

WHEREAS, it is no longer a reasonable position to fail to take action just because we believe the Republican Senate would not convict.

WHEREAS, the case has been made that our nation came under attack, and that our President did everything he could to undercut and prevent a thorough investigation. Ethically, morally, and as a matter of upholding congressional responsibilities, the time has come to move more directly in the direction of opening a formal impeachment inquiry.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED THAT the membership of the Progressive Democrats of Benicia is formally calling for an impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump and will bring this resolution to the Solano County Democratic Central Committee.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT the Progressive Democrats of Benicia call upon our party leadership and our elected Democrats in congress, including Rep. Mike Thompson and Senators Dianne Feinstein and Kamala Harris, to step forward to meet the greatest threat and challenge of our time. We need to build a consensus for beginning the process of impeachment. The time has come.


For more on the difference between “impeachment inquiry” and “impeachment hearings” see…

MoveOn: Can we send you a free “Impeach Trump” sticker?

An email from MoveOn.org
[This email came as a MoveOn fundraiser, so you have to give them your info to get one – but we really thought it would be great to see a bunch of these bumper stickers around town!]

Can we send you a free “Impeach Trump” sticker?

Late last night, Buzzfeed News broke the news that Donald Trump directed Michael Cohen to lie to Congress about his dealings with Russia, leading Cohen to commit perjury and constituting one of the most damning acts of obstruction of justice to date.

Click here to get your free “Impeach Trump” sticker while supplies last.

Dear MoveOn member,

Late last night, Buzzfeed News broke the news that Donald Trump directed Michael Cohen to lie to Congress about his dealings with Russia, leading Cohen to commit perjury and constituting one of the most damning acts of obstruction of justice to date.1

This adds fuel to something that’s already been achingly clear: It is time for Congress to impeach Trump.

We need to share this message far and wide, which is why we have printed a big batch of “Impeach” stickers and are giving them away for FREE while supplies last. Click here or on the image below to order your sticker now.

The gravity of this news cannot be understated. According to this report, the president of the United States ordered his personal lawyer to lie under oath to Congress in order to cover up his dealings—to enrich himself—with the hostile foreign power that meddled in our elections. And this comes on the heels of last week’s news that Trump’s campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, shared confidential internal polls during the campaign with Russian intelligence-linked oligarchs.2

MoveOn has been calling for Trump’s impeachment since June of 2017, but this news seems to have broken open the floodgates on Capitol Hill, and now more and more Democrats are calling for impeachment as well if this report is true.3

The time to act is now. Democrats control the House and can launch impeachment proceedings to conduct an open investigation into Trump’s obstruction and collusion.

Trump is an urgent, dire threat to our democracy, and we must make sure that our elected officials know that the time to impeach him is NOW.

Help spread the word by clicking here to order your free “Impeach” sticker today.

Thanks for all you do.

–Kelly, Matt, Bill, Elsie, and the rest of the team


Sources: 

  1. “President Trump Directed His Attorney To Lie To Congress About The Moscow Tower Project,” Buzzfeed News, January 17, 2019
  2. “Paul Manafort shared 2016 polling data with Russian associate, according to court filing,” The Washington Post, January 8, 2019
  3. “‘Resign Or Be Impeached’: Dems Erupt Over Bombshell Trump Obstruction Report,” The Huffington Post, January 18, 2019