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Impeach Kamala Harris, Maxine Waters, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ayanna Pressley

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TO THE CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

WE, THE UNDERSIGNED CITIZENS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, DO HEREBY STATE THE FOLLOWING:

We respectfully submit that Representative Maxine Waters should be charged with treasonous speech that has incited violence and promoted divisiveness within the government and all people of this country. We do not feel that this was pure speech, but instead the comments below are combined with a very clear call to action. She did not give an opinion, but rather she specifically instructed her listeners on what to do to officials and supporters of the then sitting president, even using the word "harass." We respectfully submit that she must be held accountable for the harassment of officials in public, by those who took action, following her speeches.

Further, we feel that although her comments do not specifically promote physical harm, they do explicitly instruct citizens to "harass" staff and duly elected Republican lawmakers and this, we feel, constitutes treasonous speech. This is unacceptable, and it is important to note that Speaker Nancy Pelosi acknowledged it as thus, publicly.

We respectfully request that the articles of impeachment against Waters shall begin immediately. We make note of the following statements:

"Let's make sure we show up wherever we have to show up. And if you see anybody from that Cabinet in a restaurant, in a department store, at a gasoline station, you get out and you create a crowd. And you push back on them. And you tell them they're not welcome anymore, anywhere."

And later, the same day, on MSNBC:

Waters stated she has "no sympathy" for members of the Trump administration.

"The people are going to turn on them. They're going to protest. They're going to absolutely harass them until they decide that they're going to tell the President, 'No, I can't hang with you.'"

On September 10, 2018, Los Angeles:

"I did not threaten constituents and supporters. I do that all the time, but I didn't do that that time."

At this statement, she grinned and giggled, indicating her pride at threatening those she mentioned.

Furthermore:

We respectfully submit that publicly voicing support for criminals, currently and continuously engaged in violent protests is treasonous speech as well, as it cannot be considered pure speech, when it specifically supports, defends, or promotes violent acts against the people or the elected officials of this country.

We respectfully submit that Vice President Kamala Harris shall be charged with treasonous speech, and that she should be impeached and removed immediately.

We submit the following in support of our position:

June 17 interview with Stephen Colbert:

VP Harris: "...they're not gonna stop. They're not gonna stop, and this is a movement, I'm telling you.
They're not gonna stop, and everyone beware, because they're not gonna stop.They're not gonna stop before Election Day in November, and they're not gonna stop after Election Day.
Everyone should take note of that, on both levels, that they're not going to let up — and they should not. And we should not."

With full knowledge that the ongoing Black Lives Matter protests had caused millions of dollars in damage, and had been responsible for numerous murders/deaths, and had included the violent takeovers of police stations and government buildings, Harris specifically states that it should not stop. We strongly feel that there is no possibility of misinterpreting the words "it should not stop." Furthermore, Harris uses terms like "beware " and "everyone take note."
We also submit that the comments later made by Harris, claiming she does not support violence, are moot, since she was fully aware of the unrelenting violence when she voiced her clear and unwavering support of the deleterious Black Lives Matter Protests.

Furthermore :

We respectfully request that Representative Ayanna Pressley be charged with treasonous speech, as her statement cannot be considered pure speech, because it specifically supports, defends, or promotes violent acts against the people or the elected officials of this country.

Her statement with MSNBC specifically calls for unrest. It does not call for peaceful protest. Furthermore, she specifically called for unyielding unrest.

We submit that the term "unrest" as it applies to events in all of United States history, and in fact, world history, always includes violent protests and criminal mayhem. We feel that Pressley was fully aware of the implications of calling for continued unrest or that she should have been. Immediately following her speech, violence and crime ensued for weeks in Portland Oregon and elsewhere, and the timing cannot be misconstrued as a coincidence.

Her statement:

"This is as much about public outcry, organizing and mobilizing and applying pressure. Make the phone calls, send the emails, show up. You know, there needs to be unrest in the streets for as long as there’s unrest in our lives."

Furthermore:

We respectfully submit that Represetative Alexandria Ocasio Cortez shall be impeached and removed from office on the grounds of treasonous speech. Her words cannot be considered pure speech, since they specifically defend, promote, or support violent acts and other crimes against the people of the United States, and/or elected officials.

Her remarks (re: conflicts in Israel.)

"Once you have a group that is marginalized, once someone doesn't have access to clean water, they have no choice but to riot."

We feel that the location (country) of the riots she is referring to has no significance. She states that rioting is acceptable under poor living conditions. We submit that violent protests (riots) are never acceptable.

On an Instagram post Ocasio- Cortez supports continued unrest.

"If you’re trying to call for an end to unrest, but you don’t believe that healthcare is a human right, you aren’t willing to say ‘Black Lives Matter’… then you aren’t asking for an end to unrest. If you don’t ask for those things, all you’re asking for is the continuation of quiet oppression.”

When asked about New York City’s huge increase in street violence including murders and assaults of vulnerable people Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez responded, “Well maybe they’re hungry and need jobs.”

We submit that Cortez condones violence for anyone who is poor or whom she views as disadvantaged. This mentality and publicly voicing of her support for accepting or excusing violence due to socioecominic status is incendiary and promotes more violence.

Ocasio Cortez's public condemnation of police response to Black Lives Matter, is yet another example of incendiary speech that is not pure speech and not constitutionally protected. She condemned the police response, and as a result, violence against police in New York increased. We submit she knew this would be the result of her words, or that she should have known. We submit common sense dictates that the clearly stated refusal to support the containment of violence, by local police, and in fact the public condemnation of police action to end said violence, equates to support for those involved in the violence.

We strongly feel that support for violent protests, by Democrats, has been a dark shadow hanging over the heads of the people in this country for years. We have waited for Republicans in Congress to address these comments by the immediate impeach and removal of the aforementioned elected officials.

While we understand that these individuals have a right to free speech, we have learned from the recent impeachment of former president Donald Trump, that anything you say as an elected official may be punishable by impeachment, if the opposing political party determines that your words were incendiary.

We submit that the aforementioned statements, by Maxine Waters, Kamala Harris, Ayanna Pressley, and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, constitute treasonous speech, and are therefore punishable by impeachment.

We respectfully ask that you not be complacent, lest you will most certainly be complicit.

We respectfully ask that you proceed with impeachment against all of those aforementioned, and that you not allow fear of being labeled or criticized in any way, prevent you from carrying out the impeachment process.

We ask that this petition, which has been carefully executed and faithfully submitted, be given its due consideration.









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