Need a ‘Blueprint to Remove Trump’? Look at What Puerto Ricans Did in Just 16 Days | Common Dreams News
Gov. Ricardo Rosselló’s resignation Wednesday night followed nearly two weeks ofhistoric, sustained demonstrations by Puerto Ricans angry over leaked messages showing the governor and his associates denigrating his constituents, as well as a corruption scandal.
Puerto Ricans have given “their fellow Americans the blueprint to remove Trump,” wrote one progressive critic on social media.
A poll taken this month by the Washington Post/ABC News showed that 37 percent of American adults currently support beginning impeachment proceedings. A survey released by Gallup on July 3 revealed that 45 percent of Americans, including 81 percent of Democrats, say the president should be impeached—a greater share than that which backed impeachment proceedings when officials began pursuing impeachment for Presidents Richard Nixon and Bill Clinton.
“The Puerto Rican people showed how you impeach a bigoted politician: Don’t wait for politicians—organize general strikes and get in the streets!” wrote author and educator Jesse Hagopian. “It’s time we show Trump where the real power is!”