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Washington, January 3, 2020 — Following the release of a stunning tape in which President Trump pressures Georgia Secretary of State Raffensperger to “find 11,780 votes” to flip the state to Trump, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington Executive Director Noah Bookbinder released the following statement:

The President of the United States has been caught on tape trying to rig a presidential election. This is a low point in American history and unquestionably impeachable conduct. It is incontrovertible and devastating. When the Senate acquitted President Trump for abusing his powers to try to get himself reelected, we worried that he would grow more brazen in his attempts to wrongly and illegally keep himself in power. He has. While the logistics of holding impeachment proceedings in the final two weeks of a presidency are admittedly hard to pull off, if this isn’t impeachable conduct, then literally nothing is. If you believe in America, and the ideals for which it stands, you can no longer stand by President Trump in his attempt to end it. Congress must act immediately.

Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) is a nonprofit legal watchdog group dedicated to holding public officials accountable for their actions. For more information, please visit www.citizensforethics.org