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Richmond, California, Approves Trump Impeachment Resolution

HeadlineFeb 23, 2017

And Richmond, California, has become the first U.S. city to call for an investigation into whether to impeach President Donald Trump. Tuesday’s resolution, approved by the Richmond City Council, states Trump is in violation of the Emoluments Clause of the Constitution, which prohibits people holding federal office from accepting payments from foreign governments. These are some of the city officials who voted unanimously in favor of the impeachment resolution.

Councilmember Jael Myrick: “Ordinarily, it would be odd to be talking about the—well, everything about this administration is odd. But it would be odd to be talking about the impeachment of a president only a month into his term. Unfortunately, with this president, it’s oddly appropriate.”

Councilmember Jovanka Beckles: “The word is very, very clear that the residents of these United States are not in alignment with his movement of hate, his movement of fear, his movement of bullying and intimidation, and his movement of just out-and-out lies.”

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