SCYD Passes Resolution Supporting Conviction in the Impeachment Trial of Donald Trump

Resolution Supporting Conviction of Donald Trump in the United States Senate

WHEREAS the United States House of Representatives voted to impeach President Donald J. Trump on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 for incitement of insurrection;

WHEREAS Donald Trump has purposely spread lies and misinformation about widespread voter fraud in the 2020 presidential election for months, consistently urging his supporters to fight the results, even as recounts of votes in several states continually rejected allegations of voter fraud and his own lawyers did not claim to have any evidence of voter fraud in court; 

WHEREAS Donald Trump encouraged his supporters to attend the January 6th rally, tweeting or retweeting encouragement for supporters to attend the January 6th rally eight different times, including a tweet that stated, “Big protest in D.C. on January 6th. Be there, will be wild!” and another tweet that stated, “The ‘Justice’ Department and the FBI have done nothing about the 2020 Presidential Election Voter Fraud, the biggest SCAM in our nation’s history, despite overwhelming evidence. They should be ashamed. History will remember. Never give up. See everyone in D.C. on January 6th”;

WHEREAS Donald Trump lied to his supporters about the ability for Mike Pence to overturn the election results, stating in a tweet on January 5th, “The Vice President has the power to reject fraudulently chosen electors” and saying at a rally the same day, “I hope Mike Pence comes through for us, I have to tell you. I hope that our great Vice President, our great Vice President, comes through for us. He’s a great guy. Of course if he doesn’t come through I won’t like him quite as much”;

WHEREAS Donald Trump spoke to the January 6th crowd, where he repeatedly said the crowd needed to “fight” and thanked the crowd as they chanted “Fight for Trump!”;

WHEREAS Donald Trump told the crowd that they were gathered to “save our democracy” and then invited the crowd to go to the Capitol, saying, “And after this, we’re going to walk down, and I’ll be there with you. We’re going to walk down. We’re going to walk down any one you want, but I think right here. We’re going to walk down to the Capitol, and we’re going to cheer on our brave senators, and congressmen and women. We’re probably not going to be cheering so much for some of them, because you’ll never take back our country with weakness. You have to show strength, and you have to be strong”;

WHEREAS the crowd subsequently marched to the Capitol where Congress was gathered to certify the election of Joe Biden and began storming inside, attacking law enforcement, destroying property, and threatening the lives of Congressmembers and the Vice President;

WHEREAS the rioters were ultimately responsible for the deaths of five people, including one law enforcement officer;

WHEREAS Donald Trump was reportedly reluctant to put out any statement disavowing the rioters, and eventually put one out calling for peace while also telling the rioters he loved them and that they were very special;

WHEREAS Donald Trump has since continued to refuse to disavow the lie that there was widespread voter fraud;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Snohomish County Young Democrats call for all Senators to vote to convict the President of incitement of insurrection at the Senate trial; and 

THEREFORE BE IT FINALLY RESOLVED that the Snohomish County Young Democrats call for the Senate to take a subsequent vote to bar Donald Trump from ever being able to hold future elected federal office.

Signed: January 17, 2021

Jessica Corbman, Chair, Snohomish County Young Democrats

Terra Pilch-Bisson, Second Vice Chair, Snohomish County Young Democrats

Kaitlyn Johnson, Treasurer, Snohomish County Young Democrats

Michael Ugrin, Secretary, Snohomish County Young Democrats

Carsten Glans, Sergeant-at-Arms, Snohomish County Young Democrats

Jordan Sears, Member, Snohomish County Young Democrats

Denisa Ruxandar, Member, Snohomish County Young Democrats

Louis Harris, Member, Snohomish County Young Democrats

Antonio Aguilera, Member, Snohomish County Young Democrats

Hadley Olivia, Member, Snohomish County Young Democrats

Brandon Hohengarten, Member, Snohomish County Young Democrats

Jessica Corbman

Jessica Corbman

Jessica Corbman is the current chair of the Snohomish County Young Democrats. She is also the vice chair of the 39th Legislative District Democrats. Jessica graduated in 2020 from the University of Washington Bothell with a master's degree in Policy Studies. She is interested in fighting for action on climate change, racial justice, LGBTQ and women's rights, criminal justice reform, and an economic system that works for everyone. Working with the members of the Snohomish County Young Democrats, she hopes to help build a grassroots movement that will help to elect Democrats and progressive candidates in Snohomish County and Washington State.

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