It could be argued that calls for President Donald Trump’s impeachment have become more “California” than blockbuster movies, surfing and the Pacific Coast Highway. In June, California Democratic Rep. Brad Sherman filed an article of impeachment against Trump, and in July thousands gathered in Los Angeles to call for Trump’s impeachment.
On Monday, a group in the San Francisco Bay area upped the ante in its bid to impeach the president, using a billboard to let its thoughts be known. Drivers near the Bay Bridge were greeted with a billboard of Trump’s face next to the word “impeach.”
A California-based super PAC named Courage Campaign is responsible for the billboard, which can be seen below in a tweet from KTVU.
— KTVU (@KTVU) September 25, 2017
Back in 2013 the organization gained notoriety after spearheading a petition and rally campaigning to prohibit the sale of assault weapons after the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.
The 1.4-million-member “progressive” group actively urges followers to engage in “courageous resistance,” which involves sending letters to Congress opposing the American Health Care Act and refraining from eating in an effort to show solidarity with farmers who make a living off of people buying the food they farm.
Courage Campaign’s executive director Eddie Kurtz said in a news release Monday that impeaching Trump is a “no-brainer.”
“From using his position as president to enhance his personal bank account via foreign interests — in direct violation of the Constitution’s emoluments clause — to revealing classified information to Russia and openly admitting that he fired FBI Director James Comey in order to obstruct the Russia investigation, the case for the impeachment of Donald Trump on legal grounds is a no-brainer,” Kurtz said.
Kurtz also blamed Trump’s supposed defense of “white supremacy” and his supposed “misogynistic rhetoric” as factors that have led to the “moral imperative to act.”
“The United States’ constitutional system is one of delicate, deliberately designed checks and balances, and it is Congress’ duty to keep the president from eroding the rule of law,” Kurtz added.
“Such flagrant violations must not go unchecked. Continuing to let Trump’s trespasses go unaddressed plainly and simply undermines the very foundations of America’s democracy. Congress must show Americans the values that our country stands for by taking steps to impeach President Trump,” he said.
According to Newsweek, the billboard was paid for by members of the the Courage Campaign and via a national crowdfunding campaign. (For more from the author of “California Billboard Urges Drivers to Impeach Trump” please click HERE)