Whereas, the Constitution prescribes the remedy for a president who is suspected of treason, bribery or other high crimes or misdemeanors, namely, impeachment by the House and trial by the Senate, and
Whereas,the Constitution explicitly forbids the President to receive gifts or favors from foreign governments that benefit the President financially, and
Whereas, President Trump continues to benefit from foreign diplomats visiting his hotels and luxury retreats, among other abuses of the emoluments clause, and
Whereas, the Constitution requires the president to faithfully execute the laws, and
Whereas, in numerous instances President Trump has refused to enforce environmental and consumer laws and regulations, and has violated the human rights of immigrants seeking asylum at the southern border, and
Whereas, The Constitution gives Congress the responsibility of oversight of the executive branch, and
Whereas, in numerous instances President Trump has delayed or defied Congress's attempts to investigate the Administration, and
Whereas, the Mueller Report enumerated multiple instances of possible obstruction of justice by the President, such as his firing of FBI Director Comey and his implying that loyal witnesses may receive pardons, NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT
RESOLVED, that the Columbia County (Oregon) Democratic Central Committee urges Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi to initiate impeachment proceedings at once.
Adopted by the CCDCC at its regular meeting, May 28, 2019.