The impeachment supervisor urges GOP senators to place democracy first and condemn Trump
The indictment and conviction of Donald Trump for his role in a deadly riot in the U.S. Capitol is not only a necessary step in bringing him accountable, but it will send a message to the rest of the world that the United States always is are still a functioning democracy.
During an interview with MSNBC’s Tiffany Cross on Saturday, Repea Manager Joaquin Castro (D-TX) said America will lose its credibility on the world stage if it lets Trump off the hook.
“I think the message this impeachment, and hopefully this conviction, will send to the world is that American democracy is working the way it should,” said the Democratic legislature. “Other nations are looking at us and wondering whether this president is held responsible for instigating a deadly insurrection.”
House impeachment head Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-TX) says Donald Trump must be convicted in order to restore American credibility on the world stage. pic.twitter.com/PujMWbjOag
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MP Castro said:
I think the message this impeachment, and hopefully this conviction, will send to the world is that American democracy is working as it should. And we’ve traveled the world as a country for generations, asking governments to build a democracy that respects the rule of law, and now other nations are looking at us and wondering if this president is being held responsible for instigating a deadly insurrection. In other words, will American democracy work as it should? And I think at the end of the day we will be able to show them that it will be.
Trump’s actions must not be swept under the rug
Republicans are hoping that Donald Trump leaving office next week will be enough to change the subject and brush his deadly rebellion under the carpet.
If the outgoing president is not held accountable, this will only lead to similar anti-democratic behavior in the future, be it from Trump or another politician who comes along and wants to take power.
If America is to regain its credibility abroad and rebuild democracy domestically, Donald Trump must be convicted and prevented from ever taking office again for his role in attacking the Capitol.
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Sean Colarossi currently resides in Cleveland, Ohio. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and was an organizing fellow for both of President Obama’s presidential campaigns. He also worked with Planned Parenthood as the Outreach Organizer of the Affordable Care Act in 2014, helping Northeast Ohio residents get health insurance.