U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore thinks it’s in the United States best interest to remove Donald Trump as president, and she’s asking her fellow citizens and legislators for help.
In a statement Tuesday, Moore is calling for the president’s impeachment after Trump made comments blaming the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, on “both sides” involved in the incident. Heather Heyer was intentionally killed by a car of a white supremacist in Charlottesville.
“As we once again hear Donald J. Trump defend those responsible for the deadly riot in Charlottesville and receive praise by hate groups like the KKK and neo-Nazis, the time has come for Republicans and Democrats to put aside our political differences and philosophical debates for a higher cause,” Moore said in statement.
“For the sake of the soul of our country, we must come together to restore our national dignity that has been robbed by Donald Trump’s presence in the White House,” she continued. “My Republican friends, I implore you to work with us within our capacity as elected officials to remove this man as our commander-in-chief and help us move forward from this dark period in our nation’s history.”
Trump’s news conference on infrastructure in New York Tuesday afternoon got awkward quick when questions came up about his delay in making a statement against white supremacists during the deadly Charlottesville incident over the weekend.
“I think there is blame on both sides,” Trump said. “What about the ‘alt-left’ that came charging at, as you say, the ‘alt-right,’ do they have any semblance of guilt? “You had a group on one side that was bad, and you had a group on the other side that was also very violent. And nobody wants to say that, but I’ll say it right now.”