Local League of Women Voters stands with U.S. leader’s statement on Trump

 

WNLP editor’s note: The League of Women Voters of La Porte County (LWV Of Laporte County | League of Women Voters) has issued its agreement with the national LWV president’s statement regarding impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump. Here is the LWV president’s statement forwarded by the La Porte County organization:  

The full LWVUS has unanimously voted to call for the removal of President Trump from the office of president. We have issued an action of alert for people to call their senators and ask them to support impeachment.

This was an unprecedented decision for our organization. As a respected, 100-year-old nonpartisan institution, the league’s action represents the grave and extraordinary nature of this moment in history. The world we live in is fundamentally different after the events of Jan. 6, 2021.

Donald Trump showed himself to be a dangerous agitator with the power and will to upend our democracy by force. He is a threat to our republic and to our national security.

We know that this decision will be controversial, but this moment in history demands we protect and defend our democracy. We cannot stand silent as the actions of President Trump have demonstrated he is unfit for office. We will not endure the next two weeks and the potential for further damage to our democracy and the world. It is time to remove him from office by any legal means possible, which is why LWVUS supports both impeachment and the 25th Amendment as viable options to ensure safety of Americans and preservation of our republic.

This statement is not a partisan one. As we made clear in the statement, we support the processes that would remove Donald Trump and install Mike Pence as president for the remainder of the term. On Jan. 21, we are hosting a webinar how our nonpartisan and DEI policies intersect and how to navigate them during hyper-partisan times. We welcome everyone to attend.

All of you, our members across the country and around the world, have joined this organization because you believe in the power of women to create a more perfect democracy. Today, we ask you to stand together in this decision to defend democracy as we have for 100 years.

In solidarity,

Deborah Ann Turner, board president, LWVUS

12 Responses to “Local League of Women Voters stands with U.S. leader’s statement on Trump”

  1. Carla Casto

    Jan 12. 2021

    How unpatriotic of you

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  2. Kathy

    Jan 12. 2021

    This is very disappointing and will only further the great divide in our country. Stay out of it.

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  3. Jennifer

    Jan 12. 2021

    President Trump only has about a week left, let him finish his term and hope that in 4 years he’ll run again!!! We needed Trump to stay as president and you should be ashamed of yourselves for wanting the elected officials to remove him when he was the rightful winner of the corrupt election!!!

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  4. Tim

    Jan 12. 2021

    How very patriotic of you! Especially at a time when the very core of our democracy is under threat from the president himself.
    Over 60 judges, some of them Trump-appointees have dismissed election fraud cases due to lack of evidence. Attorney General Bill Barr said there was no voter fraud. It’s time to move on.

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  5. Dan In LP

    Jan 12. 2021

    Typical responses from LaPorteans who continue to look the other way when this president violates the Constitution. “Unpatriotic”, “Stay out of it”, “Let him finish his term”! We have an obligation to prevent the erosion of our republic from tyrants such as our current president. And this is the same group of people who wanted Clinton impeached and removed due to an affair, and Obama thrown out because he is a “muslim” and gave more people health care. He incited a Riot that led to the SIEGE OF OUR NATION’S CAPITOL BUILDING! The first incident of it’s kind since 1814. Just because you wave your Trump, Confederate, and/or Gadsden Flags doesn’t mean you know the Constitution and are on the “right” side of history. READ IT…ALL of it! FYI, you may be amazed to find out there is more there than the right to bear arms. The Constitution does not stipulate how far into a term any person can be impeached. Even with a week to go, he doesn’t deserve the privilege to ride off into the sunset after the trauma, pain, and abuse of power he has committed in his term.

    SIde note, your claims of voter fraud are laughable…Look into the complexity of US elections and follow the EVIDENCE. You will continue to come up empty. Lord, help our nation heal!

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  6. Sherry

    Jan 12. 2021

    Thank you Tim and Dan. I couldn’t have said it better myself. That’s it that’s my comment.

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  7. lawman

    Jan 12. 2021

    and how many federal buildings and state and federal monuments were destroyed by the ”peaceful demonstrations” in the last year along with burnings and lootings and destruction of private and FEDERAL property. rights are being encroached upon by BOTH SIDES.

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  8. Mary kay

    Jan 12. 2021

    Ever read Aesop’s fables?
    Trump is the fox and we are the dupe.
    It’s a sad moment.
    BUT look for those seeds of truth.
    Find the truth and then nurture it.
    (You know the truth – Biden won)
    Be gracious, accept the constitution and it’s peaceful transfer of power.

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  9. Dan In LP

    Jan 12. 2021

    Everyone should read the 3rd section of the 14th amendment. If you cannot see the crimes committed by the President and members of Congress, our country is in for some serious trouble.

    I applaud the League of Women Voters for having the courage to speak out when they see our elected officials commuting impeachable offenses!

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  10. Sue

    Jan 12. 2021

    Way to go ladies

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  11. The Independent

    Jan 13. 2021

    It wont happen in return Trump will be the president Biden and son some senators and house reps will get arrested for treason you heard it from the independent.

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