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Video: VA Lt. Gov. Candidate Susan Platt Calls for Impeachment of Donald Trump

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From the Susan Platt for Lt. Governor campaign:

Susan Platt Calls for Impeachment of Donald Trump

Great Falls, Virginia — Today, former Joe Biden chief of staff and candidate for lieutenant governor Susan Platt called for the impeachment of Donald Trump.

“I’m calling on Congress to begin the impeachment of Donald Trump,” said Platt. “Just within the past few hours, the Bully-in-Chief doubled down on his unconstitutional plan to ban an entire religion. He obstructed justice in the Russia investigation, profited from foreign governments, and even gave state secrets to foreign leaders. It’s worse than Watergate, and we’ve seen enough.”

“He also attacked women, reversed our progress on climate change, took health care away from millions of Americans, and wants to build walls instead of bridges,” Platt added.

Platt’s call for impeachment is a continuation of her bold, progressive leadership in this campaign. She launched her campaign by calling for a Cabinet-level position focused on our children. Despite her late entrance into the race, she was the first candidate to oppose the Atlantic Coast and Mountain Valley pipelines. She was also the first to sign Activate Virginia’s pledge to refuse contributions from Dominion Energy and Appalachian Power. Finally, she was the first candidate to call for Confederate monuments to be taken down across the Commonwealth.

Her campaign, from the start, has “focused on resisting President Donald Trump,” according to the Washington Post. She faced backlash and threats from Trump-supporting online trolls for her efforts to protest Trump at his national golf club, and with this announcement she becomes the only candidate in the race to call for Trump’s impeachment.

“While my opponents are fine men, I am the candidate who can stand up to Donald Trump,” Platt said.

The video can be viewed here.