I have pre-existing conditions—I fear my life & that of my friends being taken away.
I have close friends with DACA—I fear their right to be here being taken away.
I'm a Latino parent—I fear my child will be discriminated against worse than I was
I'm an attorney—I fear the erosion of the rule of law.
I'm a voting rights advocate—I fear a system is currently being created that will lead to permanent minority rule, & that that minority will use political power to permanently restricts the rights of the majority.
BUT my fears don't control me—they drive me to act. EVERY day I do what I can to create a world where none of my fears will be realized. I view EVERY decision through that lens.
That may sound like a contradiction but it's not. The goal is to get him out of office by any (legal) means necessary. Without 20 R Senators & every (even the moderate) D, impeachment won't succeed in removal.
Some see that as a failing in D leadership. I don't. Because I think they see what I see. Impeaching Donald Trump TODAY will lead to his reelection. To losing the House. To the realization of our fears.
I know the crimes 45 & members of his campaign committed.
I know the only constitutional remedies are either an impeachment trial in the Senate or an election.
I know not impeaching sets a terrible example for the future—it endorses lawlessness.
What about the Senate? Will every Democrat vote to convict? Even the moderate ones from deep red states? Extremely unlikely.
If you're Donald Trump, you're emboldened. A bipartisan majority just said you're innocent of the crimes we all know he committed. He will make that the centerpiece of his 2020 campaign.
We can't rely on Congressional leadership to move public opinion. The #MuellerHearing proved it's outside their power.
But it's not outside OUR power.
WE are the public.
Hearings don't move the public, WE MOVE HEARINGS.
And we let them know that THEIR silence is acceptance. That we demand THEIR action.
We bring everyone we know to every town hall this summer. We ask every member of Congress if they would request assistance from
THEN we impeach, or depending on timing, let the 2020 election remove Trump from office.
If we follow this path, the future moves away from our fears, to our hopes & dreams.