Newton residents rally, calling for Trump's impeachment

More than 100 appear outside City Hall

David Tanklefsky
June 08, 2017 - 11:10 am
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Ten municipalities and cities across the nation, including in Brookline and Cambridge, have passed resolutions calling for the impeachment of President Donald Trump. Wednesday night, residents of Newton gathered to call for a similar resolution to be passed in their town.

A town subcommittee decided the proposal to vote on the resolution will be taken by the entire city council on June 19.

Members of the national group Impeach Trump Now argue the president should be investigated for obstruction of justice for allegedly trying to get former FBI Director James Comey to back off his investigation into possible Trump campaign collusion with Russia. The group also says the president is in violation of the emoluments clause in the Constitution. That forbids the president and other politicians from accepting money or other things from foreign governments.

The resolutions across the country, including the one that could be passed in Newton, are only symbolic.