Sunday, October 27, 2019

Here's my forecast on impeachment

Let me say that again. Impeaching, convicting, and removing Trump from office is within reach. Truly. Finally.

Dear fellow MoveOn member,

Tuesday was the beginning of the end of Donald Trump's presidency.

For weeks, the conventional wisdom has been that the House will impeach Trump, but that the Senate's GOP majority will exonerate him.

But now that Bill Taylor, the top U.S. official in Ukraine and a 50-year career civil servant, has provided irrefutable evidence that Trump made aid for Ukraine contingent on helping Trump's re-election, convicting Trump in the Senate has become a real possibility.

Let me say that again. Impeaching, convicting, and removing Trump from office is within reach. Truly. Finally.

And that's why I feverishly wrote you this email, Eddie. Because how Republicans in the Senate respond will depend on how much pressure they feel from their constituents. And that's where MoveOn comes in.

Folks at MoveOn have shown me their plan, and it's exactly what we need to build insurmountable pressure on Senate Republicans and keep it up for as long as it takes, all the way through the vote to convict Trump. But in order for MoveOn to execute this plan, every single one of us needs to go all-in, which is why I'm asking:

Will you join me and chip in $5 a month to MoveOn to help impeach, convict, and remove Donald Trump from office?

Yes, I'm all-in, and I'll become a monthly donor now.

No, I'm sorry, I can't chip in monthly.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said that he "did not want to be used as a pawn in the U.S. re-election campaign," according to Taylor's stunning testimony.

Even before Taylor's testimony, support for Trump's impeachment was soaring among independents. The latest polling shows that a full 50 percent of Americans believe that Trump should be impeached and removed from office. The numbers keep ticking upward. And that's before the public impeachment hearings.

Republicans know that the walls are closing in on Trump. We're already starting to see cracks in the GOP dam. Several moderate and soon-to-be-retired House Republicans have opened the door to voting for Trump's impeachment; the #2 ranking Republican, Senator John Thune, has admitted that things look very bad for Trump; Senator Mitt Romney has continued to pull away from the party line; and other Republican senators like Joni Ernst and Susan Collins are literally running away from questions about Trump's criminality.

Now is the time to double-down, and, thankfully, MoveOn is poised to run on all cylinders.

MoveOn is hiring teams of organizers in four key states to work with local activists to turn the pressure way up on the senators who are most likely to break ranks with Trump. But organizers in just four states isn't enough, and these organizers will need considerable and consistent resources to really make a powerful initial splash—and then keep on working for months to come.

I am so impressed with MoveOn's work and continued leadership in the fight to impeach, convict, and remove Trump.

Will you help expand MoveOn's on-the-ground organizing in key states and keep this campaign running on all cylinders for as long as it takes by chipping in $5 a month?

Yes, I'll chip in monthly.

No, I'm sorry, I can't make a monthly donation.

MoveOn first called for Trump's impeachment back in 2017, and I'll be honest with you, even though I agreed that Trump was a corrupt criminal, I didn't believe that impeachment would ever really happen.

But a lot has changed in the last couple of years. Frankly, a lot has changed in the last couple of days.

Not only does Trump's impeachment now seem inevitable, it becomes more likely by the day that he will actually be removed from office.

But we can't afford to drop the ball now. This isn't the time to sit back and relax. If ever there was a time to come together, push harder, yell louder, and demand much, much more from our elected representatives, it's now.

I'm all-in on impeachment, are you? If yes, will you join me and MoveOn, and chip in $5 a month?

Yes, I'll chip in monthly.

No, I'm sorry, I can't make a monthly donation.

Thanks for all you do.

–Robert Reich

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