FYI — CREDO Action co-director Heidi Hess issued the following statement following Attorney General Barr’s press conference this morning:
“It’s a cover-up. The entire world just watched as the Attorney General of the United States participated in a blatant cover-up of obstruction of justice. The Attorney General is supposed to be the chief law enforcement officer of the United States, not the president’s personal publicist. Throughout this process, William Barr’s top priority has been to protect Donald Trump at the expense of the rule of law. His behavior today and since his confirmation is well below the dignity of the office he currently holds and proves beyond a shadow of a doubt that he is incapable of being the country’s chief law enforcement officer.”
“We now know that special counsel Robert Mueller’s report laid out 10 distinct episodes of potential obstruction of justice. But even before today, we already knew that Donald Trump was entirely unfit for office, and has repeatedly acted with a disqualifying contempt for the rule of law. Whether it’s attempting to ban an entire religion from the United States, firing a law enforcement official investigating his campaign, or personally ordering his lawyer to lie to the American people about an extramarital affair, there is more than enough in the public record right now for Democrats to move forward with impeachment.”
“Speaker Pelosi and House Democrats have a choice to make today, and the path they choose will speak volumes about their commitment to our democracy and to the communities Trump threatens every day: Will they continue to play politics as usual or will they step up to use their power to impeach both Donald Trump and William Barr?”
CREDO Action, part of CREDO Mobile, is a social change network of over five million activists, sending tens of millions of petition signatures and hundreds of thousands of phone calls to decision-makers each year. CREDO Action members also participate in meetings, protests and other direct action for progressive change.