January 7, 2021

Legal Scholars Call for President Trump’s Immediate Removal

Contact: Nancy Rodriguez, media@acslaw.org

Washington, D.C.  –  Calling the continued presidency of Donald Trump “a grave risk to our democracy” more than 1,000 legal and constitutional scholars from around the country have signed on to a letter calling for his immediate removal from office.

The bipartisan letter was coordinated by Kent Greenfield, Professor and Dean’s Distinguished Scholar at Boston College Law School, and the American Constitution Society. Greenfield is also the faculty advisor of Boston College Law School’s ACS Chapter.

The letter states that the president’s refusal to abide by the judgment of the American people has sabotaged a peaceful transfer of power from his Administration to that of President-Elect Biden.

“He has continued to lie about the trustworthiness of the national election, sought to enlist state officials in illegal manipulation of election results, and has undermined the constitutional process of the electoral college,” the letter states. “And while the nation watched, a lawless, insurrectionist mob stormed and defiled the United States Capitol pursuant to his incitement and support.”

It goes on to say: “Donald Trump has violated his Oath 'to faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States’ and to 'preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution.’”

The letter concludes with a call to the United States Congress, Vice President Mike Pence, and the Cabinet to remove President Trump from office immediately, through the impeachment process or by invoking the 25th Amendment.


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