Delgado calls for removal of President Trump from office

Today, U.S. Representative Antonio Delgado (NY-19) released the following statement:

“Yesterday, a core tenet of our democracy – the peaceful transition of power – came under siege. And in appalling fashion, the siege occurred in the People’s House. Just hours earlier, President Trump gave a speech to his supporters in front of the White House, where he not only spewed baseless claims of election fraud, but also proclaimed to those listening, ‘you’ll never take back our country with weakness, you have to show strength and you have to be strong.’”

“Even more brazenly, after the mob breached the doors of the Capitol, in a complete dereliction of his duty to protect the American people and defend our democracy, the President continued to spew lies about the election being stolen, called the insurrectionists ‘great patriots,’ and went so far as to say that ‘these are things and events that happen when a sacred landslide election victory is so unceremoniously and viciously stripped away.’”

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“The President’s actions and words during a moment of great peril for our democracy make it plain that he is unfit for the Office of the President. I took an oath to protect our democracy against all enemies, foreign and domestic. And with a heavy heart, I’ve come to the conclusion that in order to protect our democracy, President Trump must be removed from office by his own cabinet or this Congress.”

There are 5 comments

  1. Spatzcat

    Did Delgado vote with a heavy heart to re-approve Trump’s surveillance powers by extending the Patriot Act? Did Delgado vote with a heavy heart to override Trump’s veto of the $740 billion defense budget, when the U.S. military since 9/11 has killed 500,000 civilians and displaced 37 million, supporting the funding of endless wars while millions of the unemployed face evictions and foreclosures and the Covid pandemic uninsured?

    Spare us the heavy heart and another meaningless impeachment side show. Get back to work for your constitutes who need stimulus checks, jobs and Medicare for All.

  2. Froghill

    When Congressman Delgado is finished impeaching Trump, may be he can explain to us how the $740 billion he just tagged taxpayers with for defense failed to protect the U.S. Capitol from a few hundred people armed with little more than protest signs.

  3. Josh Allen

    Donaldson for Ulster County Chairman, are you kidding me. It’s time for him to go part of the good old boys club, and didn’t read the NDC report on the Kingstonian.

  4. Andy tangel

    This announcement by Noble of using the Cornell street parking lot for affordable housing is not good for the businesses in that area like frank guidos little Italy, Tony’s, tubbys, upac. What is this guy thinking about with this type of plan. This guy has to go, along with his wife they are ruining this city. Time for noble to go bye bye, along with Hoffay and Cahill.

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