President Donald Trump is facing a mounting movement to have him impeached. Almost 1 million people have signed a petition to Congress to remove him from office.
According to the International Business Times, Americans who look unfavorably upon the administration’s policies, such as the travel ban and the wall on the border with Mexico, have signed the petition.
The movement self-defines as “an online and in-person community organizing protests and demonstrations across the country, that’s now leading the call to impeach the 45th president of the United States.”
The online site, “Impeach Trump Now,” displays a count of the total of signatures collected. As of 6:11 p.m. EST on Feb. 14, a total of 861,749 signers had lent their names to the campaign petition, Inquisitr reports.
In just under a month heading the nation, Trump has triggered an intense reaction to what some consider to be excessively “partisan” executive orders. As a result, the calls for his impeachment have gained traction among opponents who are upset over his moves to deregulate the financial industry, repeal Obamacare, and ban refugees and immigrants from seven Muslim-majority countries.
“According to the recent Gallup poll, the 45th president of the United States of America has struggled to find his footing even as he spends his first month in the White House. In data findings made available to the LA Times, 55 percent of Americans disapprove of President Trump’s achievements so far, while only 40 percent believe he has done well.
“The 15-point deficit is the highest ever recorded since Mr. Trump was sworn into the White House on January 20,” the Inquisitr recently noted.
Several of the president’s critics are disturbed by his perceived lack of integrity. Independent Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont called Trump a “pathological liar” and referred to his constant “lies” as having no precedent.
Experts and scholars say Trump could be impeached for his failure to divest completely from his businesses. Despite handing operational control of his enterprises to his sons, observers say Trump can still pull the strings of his businesses, which violates the U.S. Constitution’s Foreign Emoluments Clause (EC).
The Brookings Institute claims that Trump, since the moment he took the oath of office, is violating “both the spirit and the letter of this critical piece of the U.S. Constitution.”
The petition, which will be submitted to Congress Feb. 16, also refers to the EC in their claim that Trump is violating the Constitution.
Sources: Inquisitr (2), International Business Times, Brookings Institute / Photo credit: Google Images via The Odyssey