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Condemning Donald J. Trump and Other Insurrectionists and Calling for the Expulsion of Faithless Members of Congress

WHEREAS Donald J. Trump obstructed the peaceful transition of power from one
Administration to the next; in complete opposition to the custom, tradition, and well-being
of the United States of America, he attempted to overturn a fair and legal election by
claiming voter fraud with no evidence, pressured election officials in Georgia to
fraudulently find new votes in order to change the election outcome, and tried to disrupt
the counting of the electoral votes in the Joint Session of Congress by inciting a violent mob
of supporters to march on the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021; and

WHEREAS certain Republican members of Congress supported Donald J. Trump’s attack on
the validity of the election, despite any evidence of fraud, by voting against the certification
of the tally of the votes of the Electoral College; and

WHEREAS, as, in the course of U.S. history, 20 legislators have been expelled from
Congress, of which most were expelled for supporting insurrection, faithless members of
Congress warrant the same fate because they violated their oath of office to support and
defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic,
when they voted against certification immediately following the attempted insurrection;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the California Democratic Party strongly supports the
belief that Donald J. Trump should have been convicted in his impeachment trial for
“Incitement of Insurrection” and supports the prosecution of the insurrectionists who
disrupted the counting of the electoral votes and invaded the United States Capitol, and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, the California Democratic Party supports the expulsion of the
faithless members of Congress who voted against certifying the 2020 presidential election


This Resolution was passed by the California Democratic Party on August 29th, 2021, at the
August 2021 Executive Board Meeting.