WASHINGTON D.C. – Congressman Raúl M. Grijalva (D-AZ) released the following statement after signing a resolution of “no confidence” in Donald Trump’s fitness to serve as President of the United States. Amongst other grievances – including Trump’s suppression of the Press, verbal assaults on women, and violation of the Emoluments Clause – the resolution addresses Trump’s troubling connections to the Russian Government during the 2016 presidential campaign. The resolution also comes after reports that Trump held a secret second meeting with Russian President, Vladimir Putin during the recent G-20 summit as well as new revelations that an eighth person with deep Russian business ties attended the June 2016 meeting between Donald Trump Jr. and a Russian attorney connected to the Kremlin.
“It is hard to imagine another time in our nation’s history when a sitting U.S. president has so blatantly circumvented and disrespected our democratic institutions,” Rep Grijalva said. “During his first six months in office, Donald Trump has repeatedly shown the American people how utterly unfit he is to serve as President of the United States. The American people don’t Trust Donald Trump, and for good reason. Whether it be his refusal to cut off compromising foreign business ties, his unprecedented attacks on the press, or his infantile behavior towards political opponents, Donald Trump has proven unable to follow the most basic presidential rules and norms. Perhaps most concerning are possible attempts to collude with the Kremlin during the 2016 presidential election. Like a Russian nesting doll, there appears to be no end to the Trump-Russia saga, with every day unveiling a new aspect of Trump’s ties to Putin.”
You can view the full text of the resolution here.