Human Rights Campaign President Calls for the Immediate Removal of President Donald Trump from Office

by HRC staff

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Today, the Human Rights Campaign announced its support for the formal and immediate removal of President Donald Trump from office, whether that be through the invocation of the 25th Amendment or through impeachment and conviction.

In response, Human Rights Campaign President Alphonso David issued the following statement:

The Human Rights Campaign urgently calls for the immediate removal of President Donald Trump from office. President Trump bears responsibility for Wednesday’s insurrection at the United States Capitol and the attempted coup of our government in which four people died.

In the months since the free and fair presidential election, President Trump has advanced knowingly false claims to undermine and overturn the election results, a shameful violation of his sworn duty to uphold the Constitution of the United States and an interference with the peaceful transfer of power.

The United States of America is a nation of laws, built upon the Constitutional promise that no one is beyond accountability — especially those elected to serve the American public. If the Cabinet and Vice President do not immediately invoke the 25th Amendment and remove President Trump from office, then the U.S. Congress should quickly impeach and convict him to preserve our institutions of government and protect the American people."

Alphonso David, Human Rights Campaign President

Earlier today, Rep. David Cicilline joined Reps. Ted Lieu and Jamie Raskin to draft and circulate Articles of Impeachment calling for the removal of the President following yesterday’s attack on the U.S. Capitol.

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