President Donald Trump deserves to be impeached by Congress, according to a unanimous decision made by the NAACP on Tuesday.
Meeting for their annual convention in Detroit, Michigan, the vote demonstrates that many in the black community are still upset with Trump’s behavior while in the White House. His statements from last week, in which he decried four congresswomen of color from Sunday through Saturday (and beyond), are also still likely on the minds of delegates at the convention.
NAACP President Derrick Johnson expressed support for the vote after it was taken, Politico reported. “Trump’s misconduct is unmistakable and has proven time and time again, that he is unfit to serve this country,” Johnson said in a tweet.
Today, @NAACP voted to move forward with a resolution to initiate @realDonaldTrump’s impeachment at the 110th #NAACPConvention. Trump’s misconduct is unmistakable and has proven time and time again, that he is unfit to serve as the president of this country. #WhenWeFightWeWin pic.twitter.com/LFg7Z8JDYO
— Derrick Johnson (@DerrickNAACP) July 23, 2019
Trump last week lashed out at Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ayanna Pressley, Ilhan Omar, and Rashida Tlaib, telling the four that their criticisms of Trump’s policies and of America’s societal ills were inappropriate. In a move that many considered to be racist, Trump also told the four women to “go back” to their countries of origin, to fix those places first, before making complaints about the U.S.
Only one of the four, Omar, was born outside of the country. The remaining three women were born in the United States.
Tlaib, a representative from Detroit (where the NAACP convention was held), spoke at the podium this week as well. She also expressed support for the resolution calling for the impeachment of Trump.
“I’m not going nowhere. Not until I impeach this president,” she said.
In spite of all the president said last week, on Monday he said that there wasn’t any racial tension between him and black lawmakers or the black community at large, per reporting from The New Civil Rights Movement.
Yet polling on the subject says most Americans don’t share the president’s views. More than half of the citizenry — 56 percent according to a recent Pew Research poll — believe that Trump has, in fact, made race relations worse in the U.S. since becoming president.