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Friends of the Earth boards call on Speaker Pelosi to begin impeachment inquiry

Friends of the Earth and Friends of the Earth Action adopt resolution, send letters to Speaker and Chairman Nadler

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Friends of the Earth U.S. and Friends of the Earth Action today publicly released a resolution from the two boards of directors calling on Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) to begin an impeachment inquiry against Donald Trump. 

The resolution is addressed to Speaker Pelosi, Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.) and the House of Representatives further called for the body to “use every constitutional and statutory means necessary to defend the Constitution, democracy, and the rule of law.” 

The full text of the resolution is below:

Joint Resolution of the Friends of the Earth U.S.’s Board and the Friends of the Earth Action’s Board regarding an impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump passed June 21, 2019

Whereas, Friends of the Earth U.S. and Friends of the Earth Action represent nearly 1.9 million members and activists dedicated to creating a more healthy and just world by promoting an inclusive and well-functioning democracy, combatting corruption, and strengthening the rule of law.

Whereas, Donald Trump has abused the public trust by making false or misleading statements more than 10,800 times; 

Whereas, Donald Trump has violated both the Constitution’s domestic and foreign emoluments clauses and used the presidency to enrich himself and his family by funneling taxpayer dollars to his hotels and resorts, and allowing foreign governments, including oil-producing nations such as UAE, Saudi Arabia, and Russia, to curry favor by patronizing his businesses;  

Whereas, he has abused his power and failed to faithfully execute the laws of the United States by interfering with federal climate science, dismissing federal scientific advisory panels without cause, and failing to release the legally mandated “Our Changing Planet” report for the past three years;

Whereas, his reckless words and actions threaten the nation’s national security by undermining key alliances and treaties, eroding public confidence in our national intelligence agencies, and denying the scientific and global political consensus concerning the threat of human-driven climate change;

Whereas there are ample grounds to believe that Donald Trump has committed additional high crimes and misdemeanors including, but not limited to, obstruction of justice, contempt of Congress, suborning perjury, abrogating press freedoms, and violating campaign finance laws. 

Therefore, be it resolved, the Boards of Directors of Friends of the Earth U.S. and Friends of the Earth Action call upon Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee Jerry Nadler, and the House of Representatives to begin an impeachment inquiry and exercise every constitutional and statutory means necessary to defend the Constitution, democracy, and the rule of law.

Communications contact: Patrick Davis, (202) 222-0744, pdavis@foe.org

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