The NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) announced that the organization is calling for President Donald Trump’s impeachment after yesterday’s storming of the U.S. Capitol by pro-Trump supporters.
And you thought “Taking A Knee” was too much!?!
— NAACP (@NAACP) January 6, 2021
After witnessing the violent and chaotic scene that took place outside and inside the U.S. Capitol, the NAACP released the following statement from President Derrick Johnson regarding the disruption of the peaceful transition of power and calling for the impeachment of President Trump:
“What we are witnessing at this moment is the manifestation and culmination of reckless leadership, a pervasive misuse of power, and anarchy. This is not protesting or activism; this is an insurrection, an assault on our democracy, and a coup incited by President Trump.
“For the past four years, we’ve seen him chip away at the civility, integrity, and dignity of our nation. The pattern of President Trump’s misconduct is unmistakable and has proven time and time again that it is a grave threat and harm to the fragile fabric of our country. In the latest show of failed leadership, we witnessed the Capitol under siege by bad actors who had no other objective than to disrupt the constitutional proceedings of a fair and rightful transition of power. At this moment, President Trump is silent and continues to perpetuate lies and disinformation for his selfish amusement and personal gain.
“We must not allow President Trump to continue to place our nation in peril. The NAACP calls for President Trump’s impeachment so that he will never again be able to harm our beloved country, and more importantly, its people.”
The organization has asked that a petition on its site—named Impeach Trump Immediately—be signed in order to help get the president impeached.