The NAACP is coming in hard for President Donald Trump, with delegates to the civil rights organization’s annual convention voting unanimously on the decision to call on the House to start impeachment proceedings against the leader of the nation.
Of course, as CNN notes, the vote does not have any real impact on legislation in Congress; however, it is sending a resounding message, and is also the first mass statement from the organization’s delegates regarding the issue.
“The pattern of Trump’s misconduct is unmistakable and has proven time and time again, that he is unfit to serve as the President of this country,” NAACP President Derrick Johnson said. “This President has led one of the most racist and xenophobic administrations since the Jim Crow era. Trump needs to know that he is not above the law and the crimes that he has committed and he must be prosecuted.”
So far, more than 80 members of Congress have called for launching an impeachment inquiry.
As ESSENCE previously reported, just last week, 95 members of the House voted in favor of keeping Rep. Al Green’s (D-Texas) impeachment effort going, although that ultimately failed.