Massachusetts is poised to become the first state to pass a resolution calling on Congress to begin impeachment proceedings against the President. On January 24, 2019, Massachusetts State Senator Jo Comerford introduced Resolution SD. 1565, drafted from our model resolution and citing our ten legal grounds for impeachment, urging Congress to conduct an impeachment investigation of the President. To date, seventeen cities and towns have passed resolutions calling on Congress to act on impeachment.
Reporting in the Daily Hampshire Gazette on the resolution, notes:
Comerford said in a statement that it is a critical time to defend the U.S. Constitution and democracy, and emphasize that no one is above the law.
“People from all over the commonwealth have stood up to demand Congress do their duty and hold President Trump accountable for his abuse of power and abuse of the public trust,” Comerford said.
The resolution would follow local resolutions calling for impeachment proceedings to begin against Trump, including ones adopted in Amherst and Pelham, and is similar to a bill introduced in the California legislature.
John Bonifaz … Free Speech For People cofounder and president, said he appreciates Comerford’s action because of the threat Trump poses.
“On an almost daily basis, he attacks our Constitution, our democracy, and the rule of law,” Bonifaz said. “His conduct has created a constitutional crisis which we must confront now.”
We applaud Senator Comerford’s leadership and action in holding the President accountable to the law!
To read the full article in the Daily Hampshire Gazette, click here.
To download our press release on the introduction in the MA State Senate of a resolution for impeachment proceedings, click here.