Patrisse Cullors, Co-Founder and Executive Director of Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation (BLMGNF), released the following statement in response to the U.S. House of Representatives vote today to impeach President Trump:
“President Trump has been a threat to our democracy well before he took office four years ago, and today’s vote in the U.S. House of Representatives confirms he is a dangerous man who will not act in the best interests of the people.
“We now urge the U.S. Senate to convict and remove him from office — no matter how many days remain in his term — so he may never again hold elective office or be a menace to our country. Republicans in Congress have tolerated, and even enabled, his violent and divisive rhetoric for far too long, and with a U.S. Senate conviction, we can finally bring an end to this ugly and disgraceful chapter in our nation’s history.
“We call on the next administration to further hold Trump and former members of his administration accountable, and take bold action to end white supremacy in the United States.”
About BLM Global Network Foundation
#BlacklivesMatter was founded in 2013 in response to the acquittal of Trayvon Martin’s murder. Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation is a global foundation supporting Black led movements in the U.S., UK, and Canada, whose mission is to eradicate white supremacy and build local power to intervene in violence inflicted on Black communities by the state and vigilantes. By combatting and countering acts of violence, creating space for Black imagination and innovation, and centering Black joy, we are winning immediate improvements in our lives.