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NM Joins Nationwide Presidential Impeachment Demonstration

Demonstrations are expected in more than 100 cities across the country this Saturday calling for the impeachment of President Donald Trump. (Wikipedia)
Demonstrations are expected in more than 100 cities across the country this Saturday calling for the impeachment of President Donald Trump. (Wikipedia)
June 13, 2019

LAS CRUCES, N.M. – Members of Indivisible LAS CRUCES plan to join other groups across the country this Saturday to show their support for Congress to begin impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump.

Greg White, who leads the New Mexico organization, maintains that findings in special counsel Robert Mueller's report suggest an impeachment process is appropriate.

His group wants New Mexico congressional delegates to know if they go that route, local residents will have their backs.

"We believe that enough time has gone by that there are enough proven reasons for impeachment to occur, and that it's ethically the right thing to do for the United States," White states.

Nearly 60 House Democrats and one House Republican, Justin Amash of Michigan, say they support impeachment. That still leaves 158 more needed to impeach, although if that happened, it's unlikely the Republican-controlled Senate would vote to convict the president.

Saturday's Las Cruces event will be held at Johnson Park in front of the Thomas Branigan Memorial Library beginning at 1 p.m.

White maintains that when Mueller spoke publicly last month, he made it clear that it's up to Congress to hold Trump accountable, but adds that voters – Republican, Democrat, independent and unaffiliated – deserve a voice in the process.

"Regardless of ideology, impeachment and the discussions around it are of such national significance that it must be laid to rest,” he states. “Congress should act so that it has a basis of fact that it can share with the American public."

White says the Saturday demonstration will include guest speakers who will explain the impeachment process and provide examples of what community members can do if they're in agreement.

Some political analysts warn against pursuing impeachment of the president, maintaining the Democratic Party and its 2020 candidates would face a political backlash.

Roz Brown, Public News Service - NM