On Sunday, President Trump admitted to talking to Ukraine’s President about VP Biden and Giuliani admitted that he was trying to get information from the Ukraine to use against Biden in the election. Trump is now using the “so what” defense.
At least one Republican, Mitt Romney, is saying it is critical for the facts to come out about whether “the President asked or pressured Ukraine’s president to investigate his political rival, either directly or through his personal attorney, it would be troubling in the extreme.”
Calls for an impeachment of Donald Trump are growing in the wake of the bombshell whistleblower report to the Inspector General alleging that Trump acted inappropriately on a call to a foreign leader. Subsequent reports, including statements from Trump and his ally Rudy Giuliani, suggest the Trump administration solicited the Ukrainian government to investigate Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden’s son in exchange for military aid.
Three calls to make: Senators Kennedy and Cassidy, and Representative Richmond or Scalise
Senator Bill Cassidy: DC Office: 202-224-5824; Metairie office: 504-838-0130; Baton Rouge: 225-929-7711; Monroe: 318-324-2111; Lake Charles: 337-277-5398; Alexandria: 318-448-7176; Lafayette: 337-261-1400; Shreveport: 318-798-3215
Senator John Kennedy: DC office: 202-224-4623; New Orleans: 504-581-6190; Lafayette: (337) 269-5980; Monroe: (318) 361-1489; Alexandria: (318) 445-2892; Baton Rouge: (225) 926-8033; Shreveport: (318) 670-5192
Because of how Congressional districts are drawn, New Orleans residents have either Richmond or Scalise as their representative. If you don't know who your representative is, you can look it up by entering your home address on the U.S. House of Representatives website.
Representative Cedric Richmond - in DC at (202) 225-6636, and in New Orleans at (504) 288-3777
Representative Steve Scalise - in DC at (202) 225-3015, and in Metairie at (504) 837-1259
(Walter Shaub, former Director of the Office for Government Ethics provided the talking points in the script.)
Hello. My name is [Your Name] and I'm an active voter from New Orleans, ZIP Code 70118 [Or wherever you’re from].
America is a republic because we have elections.
No matter what your idea of “America” is, we depend on fair elections.
When our elections are attacked, America is attacked.
Elected officials asking foreign governments for investigations of American citizens to help reelection campaigns is a GROSS ABUSE OF POWER.
Congress must have access to whistleblower information to protect our elections and national security.
This is a red line.
Please tell the senator/congressman that if he defends the attack on our elections, he betrays the oath he swore to support the Constitution and defend it against enemies foreign and domestic. There is no bigger betrayal as a public servant.
Senator/Congressman __________ has a choice between standing up for America or for Trump. As a constituent, I demand he chooses America.
This call is adapted from Metairie Indivisible and 5calls.org.