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Valentina Stackl, Greenpeace USA Senior Communications Specialist, vstackl@greenpeace.org (734)276 6260

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Greenpeace on Impeachment

WASHINGTON -

In response to the House vote to impeach Donald Trump, Greenpeace Executive Director Annie Leonard said:

“Trump is and will continue to be a threat to the world if he is not immediately removed from office and prevented from ever holding public office again. Congress must act swiftly to impeach, convict, and remove Donald Trump. The January 6th attack on our country by right-wing militants was directed by the President and complicit Republicans who refuse to honor the will of the people. They threatened the integrity of our democracy, interfered with the peaceful transition of power, and incited a mob that resulted in deaths. These actions are indefensible.

“Never again can we allow those who govern us to attack our democracy. We must hold these traitors to account, starting with the traitor-in-chief, Donald Trump. Additionally, Republican Members of Congress who promoted or supported the January 6th attack should either resign or be censured. There must be consequences for inciting and attempting to overthrow democracy. Republicans must decide whether they are on the side of a people-powered democracy or might-makes-right autocracy. And we have to hold them accountable for their decisions.

“Once Donald Trump and his cronies are held to account, we can finally get back to business to tackle the pandemic, the economy, climate change, and much needed democracy reform, starting with passing the For the People Act (H.R. 1). We have to salvage what we can before it’s too late and stop more harm from being done to our planet, our people, our democracy, and our future.”

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