MoveOn: The Constitution Could Not Be More Clear And Trump Could Not Be More Clearly Violating It
Applauds Largest Ever Congressional Lawsuit Against A Sitting President
Statement of Anna Galland, Executive Director of MoveOn.org:
“The Constitution could not be more clear in the emoluments clause and Donald Trump could not be more clearly in violation of it. The founders of this nation explicitly intended that no President could receive foreign payments while serving as President without the consent of Congress.
“In this nation, no one is above the law. Donald Trump’s attempts to profit from the Presidency and put his own financial self interest before the security of our nation are not only shameful—they are illegal.
“It’s evident that Donald Trump cannot muster a basic respect for a bedrock Constitutional principle, forcing members of Congress to use all available legal measures to hold him fully accountable.
“We applaud the 194 members of Congress—led today by Senator Richard Blumenthal and Representative John Conyers—for taking decisive action to stand up for our Constitution and the security of this nation.”
MoveOn also released a video on the lawsuit, which has attracted more than 600,000 views in less than a week. It can be seen here.