Amherst May Become 6th U.S. Town to Call for President Trump’s Impeachment, Amid Nationwide Effort Co-Led by Local Non-Profit

Amherst Town Meeting has never shied away from taking a stand on national issues, and when the body of 254 citizens assembles on April 26, it will consider a resolution to investigate grounds for the impeachment of President Donald J. Trump.

Amherst lawyer John C. Bonifaz, who is instrumental in an effort to have cities and towns across the nation adopt such resolutions, said the public needs “to assure that the President is not beholden to foreign governments.” The Cambridge City Council passed a similar resolution, 7 to 1, on Monday night, and Bonifaz said such measures are being contemplated in Newton, Pelham and Leverett. In California, impeachment investigation resolutions have passed in Berkeley, Richmond, and Alameda, and one is pending in Los Angeles, Bonifaz said. Charlotte, VT, will also ask its congressional representative to investigate grounds for Trump’s impeachment.