Yesterday, the Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a resolution submitted by District 1 Supervisor Sandra Lee Fewer that called on Congress to initiate impeachment proceedings for President Donald J. Trump.
The resolution cites the president's alleged "obstruction of justice, collusion, violation of the Foreign Emoluments Clause, and other high crimes and misdemeanors" as reasons to "investigate whether sufficient grounds exist" remove him from office.
It also refers to the attempts to influence former FBI director James Comey during an ongoing investigation into Russian interference into last year's presidential election.
San Francisco is the fifth city in the Bay Area to formally call for Trump’s impeachment. Oakland, Berkeley, Alameda and Richmond have already passed similar resolutions, as have Santa Cruz and Los Angeles.
On October 24th, more than 100 people gathered outside City Hall in support of the resolution. “I think we need to let people know that we’ve had enough,” said Maria Conway, a resident of San Mateo. “He is unfit to be president. He is just not a good person to be running our country. I want him out.”
The non-binding measure was written in conjunction with Indivisible San Francisco and the Brightline Defense Project, and calls on the state legislature to adopt its own resolution seeking impeachment.
A resolution passed by the Board is "a policy statement to express approval or disapproval," and does not carry the weight of law.
In the past, the Board has adopted resolutions that dedicated a day to an individual or business, or opposed federal laws or regulations. In 2003, the body passed a resolution that redefined pet owners as "guardians."
A copy of the resolution will be transmitted to Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi and to Assemblymembers Phil Ting and David Chiu, as well as State Senator Scott Wiener.
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