The Bay Area city made a bold move when they became the first city in the United States to go on record in support of impeachment hearings for president Trump.
The council acknowledged its unusual move but none-the-less it was a unanimous decision.
“Unfortunately with this President it’s oddly appropriate,” said Richmond City Councilmember Jael Myrick.
Councilmember Gayle McLaughlin led the resolution, which calls on congress to investigate the president’s business holdings. Trump’s many critics have called for an investigation into his various business ventures. “This is our voice,” she said. “This is our country. We have a right to speak up.”
One Trump supported showed up at the meeting but was thrown out for screaming at officials.
“Actually you don’t have a voice because the GOP controls Congress and you people are stupid enough to think Congress will impeach Trump,” said Richmond resident Mark Wassberg.
Supporters of the resolution stood their ground. “A lot of politicians aren’t willing to go on the record to do this because it can go against them,” said Richmond resident Ellen Faden. “But as grass roots, as Bernie said, we have to start from the grass roots.”
Officials are hoping their move will lead other cities to follow suit in the very near future.
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