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City Approves Trump Impeachment Resolution

Less than a month into the administration of President Donald Trump, one California city unanimously approved a resolution on Feb. 21 calling for his impeachment.

Richmond, California, is the first city to do so, KGO reports, after the city council approved the motion.

The resolution, lead by Councilwoman Gayle McLaughlin, calls for congress to probe deeper into the president's' business holdings.

This is our voice, this is our country and we have a right to speak up," said McLaughlin, reports East Bay Times. 

The council acknowledged that although it was an unorthodox move, they felt it was needed and hope to inspire other cities.

"Unfortunately with this president it's oddly appropriate," said Richmond City Councilman Jael Myrick.

"The courts have already ruled Trump’s travel ban unconstitutional and I think they’re going to find that a lot of other stuff is unconstitutional as well," he added.

Some praised the act.

"A lot of politicians aren't willing to go on the record to do this because it can go against them," said Richmond resident Ellen Faden. "But as grassroots, as Bernie said, we have to start from the grassroots."

While a mostly symbolic gesture, others thought it was a powerful one that will big bring changes.

"Slowly but Surely Trump will be Dumped he is just digging his own grave," wrote one person in response to ABC's post about the incident on Twitter." Soon Members of his party will feel the heat."

However, not everybody was onboard with the resolution.

"Actually you don't have a voice because the GOP controls Congress and you people are stupid enough to think Congress will impeach Trump," said Richmond resident Mark Wassberg.

Others agreed and believed the resolution was a waste of time.

"And this is what they're wasting tax payer money to meet about!," tweeted another. "They can't do this because this isn't their job!"

"Now they get to be told how "brave" they are while they avoid the city's budget woes," added somebody else.

Richmond City Council is just one of many accusing Trump of violating the Constitution.

"Trump-owned buildings take in rent, room rentals and other payments from foreign governments," said Liberal watchdog Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics, which has sued Trump for breaching the Emoluments Clause.

Sources: KGO, East Bay Times and Twitter/ABC's Lillian Kim / Photo Credit: Twitter/ABC's Lillian Kim

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