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Democratic Leaders Try to Slow Calls to Impeach Trump - The New York Times. The fact that African American legislators are leading the calls for impeachment reflect the fact that Black folks lack the cushion of protection from Trump that White liberals enjoy. "...So far, members of the Congressional Black Caucus are taking the most aggressive tack, a recognition of the boiling anger toward the president in many black communities. In a speech to the liberal Center for American Progress on Tuesday, Representative Maxine Waters of California drew applause and whistles when she reminded the audience of her insistence that Mr. Trump be driven from office. But even more notably, Ms. Waters, a veteran lawmaker, has also been intensifying pressure on her colleagues to recognize the threat she said is posed by a reckless president. “I know that there are those who are talking about, ‘Well, we’re going to get ready for the next election,’” she said, mimicking her more cautious colleagues. “No, we can’t wait that long. We don’t need to wait that long. He will have destroyed this country by then.”

"The fact that African American legislators are leading the calls for impeachment reflect the fact that Black folks lack the cushion of protection from Trump that White liberals enjoy.



"...So far, members of the Congressional Black Caucus are taking the most aggressive tack, a recognition of the boiling anger toward the president in many black communities.



In a speech to the liberal Center for American Progress on Tuesday, Representative Maxine Waters of California drew applause and whistles when she reminded the audience of her insistence that Mr. Trump be driven from office. But even more notably, Ms. Waters, a veteran lawmaker, has also been intensifying pressure on her colleagues to recognize the threat she said is posed by a reckless president.



“I know that there are those who are talking about, ‘Well, we’re going to get ready for the next election,’” she said, mimicking her more cautious colleagues. “No, we can’t wait that long. We don’t need to wait that long. He will have destroyed this country by then.”



Liberals are planning a series of nationwide protests on July 2 known as “Impeachment Marches” to increase the pressure..."



Democratic Leaders Try to Slow Calls to Impeach Trump - The New York Times

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