Free Speech For People President John Bonifaz joined Democracy Now! this week for a debate with journalist Chris Hedges on whether or not Congress should impeach President Trump. 

House leadership reached a breaking point last month when a whistleblower disclosed that Trump had solicited foreign assistance from the Ukrainian Government to help him in his 2020 re-election campaign. In a White House phone conversation on July 25, a summary of which is now public, Trump pressures Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to investigate his political rival Joe Biden and his son Hunter Biden – while simultaneously withholding military aid from the European nation.

“For many months, there has been a people’s movement building demanding impeachment proceedings along all the impeachable offenses that this President has already committed and this was the last straw. This evidence coming from this scandal finally pushed Congress – those who were sitting on the fence, including Speaker Pelosi – to do the right thing and start an impeachment inquiry,” said Bonifaz.

225 Members of Congress are now on record supporting an impeachment inquiry of the president. This development highlights a dramatic shift in the House of Representatives about the need to hold Trump accountable. In light of this urgency, Free Speech For People and allied organizations are urging Congress to expand the scope of its investigation to include Trump’s multiple impeachable offenses and commit to a November 15 deadline for a full House vote on articles of impeachment.