There is now abundant evidence that the Trump administration is mounting an intentional, sustained assault on democracy, in an attempt to move our country toward unaccountable, autocratic, white supremacist, corporate rule.
Trump’s apparent collusion with a hostile foreign power to corrupt the presidential election undermines voters, endangers national security, and threatens to pervert the democratic process into a scheme for self-enrichment and massive corporate power and profit. Trump’s firing of FBI Director James Comey is an attack on the independence of law enforcement and an attempt to subvert and capture the federal government’s police powers, transforming them into a tool for political persecution and the suppression of free speech.
These attacks on the constitutional system cannot be separated from the administration’s simultaneous attempts to scapegoat and demonize some of the most vulnerable groups in our society, for whom the legislative and judicial branches are a last line of defense.
Our country is at a dangerous turning point. Officials of conscience at all levels of government must do everything in their power to resist the subversion of democracy by investigating, exposing, and prosecuting the administration’s unlawful conduct and abuse of power to the fullest extent.