We Call for the Immediate Resignation of President Trump – EDF

Statement of EDF President Fred Krupp – January 13, 2021

January 13, 2021
Eric Pooley, 917-859-2037, epooley@edf.org

“EDF is fully committed to free and fair elections, to the peaceful transfer of power, and to the core institutions that have made the U.S. the great nation that it is. Last week, these key principles were violated by President Trump as he incited a violent insurrection that resulted in a dangerous and deadly riot at the U.S. Capitol. Therefore, EDF is calling for the immediate resignation of President Trump. He needs to vacate his position immediately.

“In addition, a group of Republican Members of Congress challenged our democratic process by working to block a legally elected president. In the most visible and clear manifestation of an effort to overturn a free and fair election, eight Republican Senators and 139 House Members voted to block the counting of the electoral college votes. This threatens the very foundation of the country. Therefore, EDF will not provide any public support to these members and EDF Action will not support these members with PAC contributions.

“EDF is a non-partisan organization and fundamentally believes that broad-based policies that appeal to lawmakers across the political spectrum result in the strongest and most durable progress. We will join with anyone who is sincerely committed in both word and deed to rebuild the capacity for respectful bipartisan dialogue in the U.S. Congress.”

- Fred Krupp, president of Environmental Defense Fund

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