What You Can Do If You Want Trump To Be Impeached
Many people are wondering if President Donald Trump will face impeachment.
Now, there's a number of issues surrounding the president that make people wonder about impeachment.
There are questions of possible obstruction of justice, the investigation into possible collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign, firing Sally Yates, violations of the foreign emoluments clause, bizarre claims about wiretapping, and so on.
Rep. Al Green called for Trump's impeachment on the House floor on May 17.
But many private citizens are wondering what they can do to make an impeachment of President Trump really happen.
Well, in fact, there are some things that you, as a regular American, could try and help get Trump impeached, if that is something that you're interested in.
However, none of these actions are actually guaranteed to make anything happen.
An impeachment happens under very specific circumstances. First, some members of the House need to draft articles of impeachment, which then get voted on by the rest of the House.
If that gets a majority-rules vote, it goes on to a trial in the Senate. After that, there's another vote among senators, needing a two-thirds margin.
So really, you need to get your representatives in Congress on board with the idea of impeaching Trump.
You can potentially sway your Congresspeople by making demonstrations and contacting them.
As always, the advice is to contact your Congressperson. I know, I know, it's boring, but that's politics.
You can contact your member of Congress by calling the Capitol switchboard at (202) 224-3121. From there, you'll be directed to their office.
You can also send them postcards and faxes, if that's the kind of thing you're into. You can even host a postcard-making party, if you're really social!
If, by July, an impeachment process has not yet begun, there may be marches.
Because 2017 is apparently the year of marches.
Just as there was the Women's March in January, there is now, apparently, a planned Impeachment March for July 2.
Like with the other marches, there will be "sister marches" hosted around the country.
Given that each day of news feels like a month, July seems like a lifetime away.
So if you're really pumped about getting Trump impeached, just call your representatives now.
But remember, if an impeachment process actually happens -- and is successful -- Mike Pence will be president. Think carefully before you rush to call Congress.