Another Script for Calling Your Electeds About Impeaching Trump

On Friday, which was Holocaust Remembrance Day, Trump signed a blatantly unconstitutional executive order that banned refugees, visa holders, and permanent residents from seven predominantly Muslim countries. Late Saturday night, amid massive protests, a nationwide legal stay on the order was granted. The Department of Homeland Security, which oversees US Customs and Border Protection, released a statement indicating that they would continue enforcing the executive order in defiance of the federal judge’s ruling. As we speak, US Customs and Border Protection agents are detaining and denying entry to refugees, visa holders, and permanent residents, violating the court order. This is a constitutional crisis: the Executive Branch, having already usurped the powers of the Legislative Branch with this Executive Order, is now openly defying the Judicial Branch. THIS CANNOT BE ALLOWED TO STAND. THIS IS AN ATTACK ON THE VERY FOUNDATION OF OUR DEMOCRACY. WE HAVE TO STOP THIS RIGHT AWAY.

Here are some scripts for making those calls.

For senators:

“Hi, I am (name) from (zipcode). I am calling to ask what (senator) is doing to secure the impeachment of Donald Trump and his removal from office. After signing a disastrous executive order that was then stayed by order of a federal judge, the Department of Homeland Security released a statement saying that they would continue to uphold the executive order in violation of the court order. Either DHS has chosen to defy the judiciary on their own, or Donald Trump has ordered them to do so. If the latter is true, he must be impeached immediately and removed from office, as he is blatantly disregarding the Constitution which he swore to uphold. Remember that the Trail of Tears happened when a President defied the Judicial Branch! And this is yet ANOTHER Constitutional crisis that Trump has brought down on our country, in addition to his blatant violation of the Emoluments clause caused by his refusal to divest from his businesses.

I want (senator) to press for the cancellation of all confirmation hearings and votes until an investigation into whether Trump ordered DHS to violate the court order has been completed. If it is found that Donald Trump ordered DHS to violate the court order, I want (senator) to work for his immediate impeachment and removal from office.”

For representatives:

“Hi, I am (name) from (zipcode). I am calling to ask what (representative) is doing to secure the impeachment of Donald Trump and his removal from office. After signing a disastrous executive order that was then stayed by order of a federal judge, the Department of Homeland Security released a statement saying that they would continue to uphold the executive order in violation of the court order. Either DHS has chosen to defy the judiciary on their own, or Donald Trump has ordered them to do so. If the latter is true, he must be impeached immediately and removed from office, as he is blatantly disregarding the Constitution which he swore to uphold. Remember that the Trail of Tears happened when a President defied the Judicial Branch! And this is yet ANOTHER Constitutional crisis that Trump has brought down on our country, in addition to his blatant violation of the Emoluments clause caused by his refusal to divest from his businesses.

I want (representative) to call for an immediate investigation into whether Trump ordered DHS to violate the court order. If it is found that Donald Trump did do so, I want (representative) to immediately begin working to secure Trump’s impeachment and removal from office.”

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Another Script for Calling Your Electeds About Impeaching Trump