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Friends of the Earth Action urges Congress to vote to impeach Trump and remove him from office

WASHINGTON – The House Judiciary Committee is expected to vote on articles of impeachment against Trump today, before a full House vote next week.

Erich Pica, President of Friends of the Earth Action, issued the following statement in response:

It’s good to see Democrats in the House finally step up and take decisive action on impeachment. Trump has driven this country to crisis and compromised our democracy and our planet to advance his craven political agenda. He must be impeached, tried for his high crimes and misdemeanors and removed from office.

We urge the House to vote to impeach Trump and we call on the Senate to try Trump for these crimes and convict him. Every member of Congress has a choice to make between protecting Trump and defending our democracy. Voters will not forget the Representatives and Senators who put their personal political agendas above everything else.

Friends of the Earth Action joined a broad coalition of progressive organizations pushing for impeachment, and launched a campaign today to pressure Members of Congress to vote to impeach and remove Trump.

This week the boards of directors of Friends of the Earth U.S. and Friends of the Earth Action passed a joint resolution calling on the U.S. House of Representatives to vote to impeach Trump for high crimes and misdemeanors and urging the U.S. Senate to try Trump on those charges and vote to convict him. The resolution also highlights Trump’s abuse of power and failure to execute the law by interfering with and dismissing federal climate science and failing to release the legally mandated “Our Changing Planet” report for the past three years. The organization highlighted the environmental case for impeachment earlier this year.

Contact: Erin Jensen, (202) 222-0722, ejensen@foe.org