Bend the Arc: With Democracy at Stake, Impeachment Inquiry of President Trump is Necessary

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 24, 2019

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BEND THE ARC: WITH DEMOCRACY AT STAKE, IMPEACHMENT INQUIRY OF PRESIDENT TRUMP IS NECESSARY

Washington – Following Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s announcement today of a formal impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump, Stosh Cotler, CEO of Bend the Arc: Jewish Action, released the following statement:

“The most recent reports about President Trump once again putting his own interests ahead of the nation’s underscore the existential threat to democracy that his presidency represents. His reported abuse of power should transcend party and politics, for they strike at the very heart of what our nation should stand for. As American Jews, we recognize the danger of leaders who consolidate power to protect themselves, punish their enemies, and seek to hold themselves above the law.

“We call on Congress to engage in rigorous, public, and transparent investigation of his actions. We are committed to holding Trump and his enablers accountable, not only through an impeachment inquiry, but through continued organizing and by joining with all those he targets with his white nationalist agenda to build solidarity ahead of the 2020 elections. Regardless of the outcome of the impeachment process, we must not allow ourselves to be distracted during this critical time. Nothing less than the survival of our democracy is at stake.”