500+ Emergency Events Planned In All 50 States Within Hours of Trump Firing Mueller
Number of Sign Ups at TrumpIsNotAboveTheLaw.org Skyrocketing As Attacks on Mueller and the Underlying Investigation Grow Louder
Washington, DC- More than 100,000 Americans have signed up to participate in more than 500 protests in all 50 states that would occur within hours of any attempt by Donald Trump to fire special counsel Robert Mueller and/or interfere with his criminal investigation into the Trump campaign and administration.
Sign ups have surged in recent days at TrumpIsNotAboveTheLaw.org as the attacks on special counsel Robert Mueller have grown louder by the White House, Trump’s shills in Congress and within the right-wing media. This is a clear effort to either pave the way to end the special counsel investigation—potentially through a Christmas massacre reminiscent of Watergate—or at the very least discredit the probe’s conclusions.
Concerned Americans can use the map tool or search by ZIP code to find an event near them, or create one if none exists. Protests will begin hours after news breaks of a Mueller firing.
Currently, there are more than 500 protest locations in all 50 states and include cities like Salt Lake City, Juneau, Carson City, Chattanooga, Little Rock, Tupelo, Grand Forks, Washington DC, New York City, Houston, Seattle, and Los Angeles.
TrumpIsNotAboveTheLaw.org is not organized by any individual group and is instead a collaborative effort of dozens of organizations from across the political and ideological spectrum including Truman National Security Project, MoveOn.org Civic Action, Public Citizen, Stand Up America, March for Truth, Common Cause, Indivisible, People for the American Way, Democracy 21 and Center for American Progress Action Fund.
"Trump's solution to problems with people working for him has always been ‘You're fired!’ He can't keep doing this. Firing Mueller is a red line Trump cannot be allowed to cross—this abuse of power would trigger a constitutional crisis and nothing short of a national emergency. As citizens we need to stand up to this together, in solidarity," says Elizabeth H., host of the event in Fort Collins, CO, on the event’s webpage.
"Special Counsel Mueller's work is in the nonpartisan national security interest of the United States. His appointment was met with bipartisan praise, and his team's work continues to produce new information about a serious attack on our sovereignty during the 2016 elections. There is no reason to conclude that work is finished until he says it is; likewise, there is every reason to assume that an administration prone to using the executive branch's influence inappropriately to their own gain might try to shut it down prematurely. If President Trump makes the unwise choice to attempt to fire Special Counsel Mueller, the American people will demand a return to the rule of law," said Michael Breen, President and CEO of Truman National Security Project.
“The American public is owed a complete accounting of the activities that occurred around the 2016 election, and the investigation is the way to achieve that goal. The smear attack on the credibility of Mueller’s work undercuts the ongoing and obvious progress that they are making to uncover the truth, and the vitriol must stop. We cannot proceed to the rapidly approaching next election without a better understanding of the Russian interference and the ancillary cover up," said Lisa Gilbert Vice President of Legislative Affairs at Public Citizen.
“Donald Trump can't fire the person leading a criminal investigation of him—for the second time—and expect to get away with it. Robert Mueller was brought in by Trump's own appointee to find the truth about alleged crimes in the Trump campaign, transition, and administration. Back then, Republicans glowed about Mueller's fitness for the task. But now that he has a guilty plea from a former cabinet-level official, we're hearing some of them do a 180. It's sad to see politicians and pundits put Trump above the law. But the American people won't make that choice. More than 100,000 Americans across the political spectrum are already prepared to mobilize in record speed should Trump fire Mueller," said David Sievers, Campaign Director, MoveOn.org.
"In June, we organized events in 150 cities to demand urgency and transparency in the Russia investigations. Now, we've reached a crisis point- and more than 500 communities will demonstrate to protect the rule of law,” said Justin Hendrix, Organizer of March for Truth.
"No one is above the law, including Donald Trump, and the American people will not put up with further interference in the Russia investigation," said Sean Eldridge, founder and president of Stand Up America. "The Resistance is mobilized, and ready to peacefully take to the streets if necessary to defend our Constitution and the rule of law,” said Sean Eldridge, President of Stand Up America.
"The American people did not stand for President Nixon’s Saturday Night Massacre and they will not stand for President Trump’s firing of Special Counsel Mueller or interfering with his investigation. Our organizing efforts will help to unleash an immediate and sustained national firestorm if President Trump engages in obstruction of justice and abuse of power by attempting to derail the Mueller investigation,” said Fred Wertheimer, President of Democracy 21.
"Were the president to try to fire Bob Mueller, it would represent a democratic crisis the likes of which we have not seen since Nixon’s Saturday night massacre. Just as a bipartisan national outcry arose then, people of all parties must come together now to make clear they will not tolerate this assault on the rule of law. Our readiness as Republicans and Democrats, conservatives and liberals to peacefully protest sends the message that the president should allow the special counsel to proceed without impediment,” said Richard Painter and Norm Eisen, G.W. Bush and Barack Obama White House Ethics Chief Counsels in a joint statement.
"Nearly one year into the presidency of Donald Trump, the critical questions surrounding Russia's intervention in the 2016 election have never been more important. The American people deserve to know the truth, and the investigation of special prosecutor Robert Mueller must be allowed to continue to its completion" said Marge Baker, executive vice president of People For the American Way. "If Trump tries to fire Mueller, issue pardons, or otherwise undermine this investigation, tens of thousands of people will be ready to take to the streets and demand accountability,” said Marge Baker, executive vice president of People For the American Way.
"If Trump were to fire Special Counsel Mueller, he would launch a constitutional crisis. Activists are prepared to immediately mobilize to defend our democracy and protect the rule of law. The American people will not tolerate this obstruction of justice, and neither should Congress,” said Elizabeth Beavers, Policy Manager of Indivisible.
"Americans are united in standing up for the fundamental principle that no one—including the President of the United States—is above the law. If President Trump obstructs justice by firing Special Counsel Mueller, tens of thousands of Americans are prepared to show up and protest such an abuse of power. We will put country over party and make clear that the rule of law must prevail,” said Karen Hobert Flynn, President of Common Cause.