We all know the events that happened on Wednesday 6 January when MAGAs stormed the capitol and the Congressional police welcomed them with selfies and removed barriers and allowed them to ransack the offices and chambers of the Congress. A mob that acted at the behest of the Ol’ Pussy Grabber. But, also with the tacit approval and encouragement of 140 representatives and 12 senators who said they would challenge the electors from swing states based on the known lies of the Ol’ Pussy Grabber about the election.
Nothing makes it clearer that the Ol’ Pussy Grabber is a clear and present danger to our democracy. That the mob didn’t know what to do once the Capitol Police allowed them inside the building is a testament to Trump’s lack of ability to even organize a coup. It is a feature of Trump, luckily. But, he now sits in the WH trying to figure out Parler and plot his next step because planning is not his strong suit. Still, he is a danger inept and incompetent as he is. It warrants removal.
Trump’s twitter account has been suspended for 12 hours, but not before he was able to tweet or perhaps because he tweeted:
These are the things and events that happen when a sacred landslide election victory is so unceremoniously & viciously stripped away from great patriots who have been badly & unfairly treated for so long. Go home with love & in peace. Remember this day forever!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 6, 2021NBC News Live Update Feed
The least that we can do is remove the Ol’ Pussy Grabber from office. There are two methods of removing the president: (1) The cabinet can 25th Amendment his dumb ass or (2) Congress can impeach and convict him of high crimes and misdemeanors. I think both should be pursued. Here’s how you can support both happening.
The 25th Amendment have addressed the issues of succession of a sitting president since 1967. It clarifies issues that were not specified by the Constitution. It addresses four scenarios in different sections:
- Section 1 specifies that the Vice President becomes president should the sitting president resign or dies. Funny that wasn’t in the Constitution, but it wasn’t.
- Section 2 provides for the approval of an appointed Vice President to fill a vacancy. Spoiler: it requires the appointment be approved by a majority of both Houses of Congress. Again, the Founding Fathers didn’t think of specifying this? Okay. It’s there now.
- Section 3 allows the president to temporarily cede his duties to the Vice President by declaring in writing to the President Pro Tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House that he can no longer meet the requirements of his office. He can resume his duties by notifying both in writing that he is now capable.
- Section 4 outlines the procedure for the Vice President and a majority of the principle officers of the executive departments (the cabinet) to remove the President.
- They must notify the President Pro Tempore of the Senate and Speaker of the House in writing of their belief that he is unfit to continue serving in office.
- The Vice President then assumes the duties of the President and is known as the Acting President.
- The President may notify the President Pro Tempore and the Speaker of the House that he is so able to meet the requirements of his office in writing and resume his duties.
- If the Vice President and cabinet persist, though, they can write to the President Pro Tempore and the Speaker of the House that the President is not capable of completing his duties, and then the Congress shall decide.
- Congress has 48 hours to assemble if it is not in session and then 21 days from receipt of the last letter or from assembly to decide the matter.
- A two-thirds vote of both Houses is required to remove the President and transfer his powers to the Vice President who will serve as Acting President.
There are 23 cabinet positions including VP Mike Pence, so Pence and eleven of them would need to sign the letters. Whether or not two-thirds of the Congress would vote for removal, I don’t know, but that makes two pivotal roles for you a member of the electorate comes in. you can call cabinet members and your Members of Congress and urge them to 25th Amendment his dumb ass.
I’ve listed the Cabinet positions and contact information at the end of the post. I’ve done my best to collate the most direct contact information that I could for each one. It hasn’t been easy to find this information. It is almost like that some of the offices don’t want you contacting the secretaries heading the departments. I have managed to include a twitter account for each one. Try tweeting them.
The starter tweet is within the count for a tweet. Just copy and paste it into your tweeter! Use it as a script if you call or write a postcard.
Trump is a clear and present danger to the US. Last year he was impeached but not removed. Now, he’s attacked the Congress with rioters. He must be removed. Please sign the 25th Amendment letters required to remove him from office. The American people support you.
Here is Trump’s cabinet as of this moment. I understand that Secretary of Transportation and Mitch McConnell’s Chinese buisnesswoman wife, Elaine Chao, is considering her options: resign in principle or stay on and grift for the next two weeks. Tough choice Chao. There may be others.
I know these are not exactly profiles in courage, but they might could sign off on removal if they knew we had their backs. Follow the links to find contact information for each of the Secretaries.
Secretary of Agriculture: Sonny Perdue
- Mailing address: 1400 Independence Ave., SW Washington, DC 20250
- Department phone number: 1-202-720-2791
- Department email: email@example.com
- Twitter: @SecretarySonny
Acting Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen
- Mailing address: U.S. Department of Justice 950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20530-0001
- Department phone number: 202-514-2000
- Department email: If you can find an email for Jeffrey Rosen, please let us know in the comments.
- Twitter: @TheJusticeDept
Director of the Central Intelligence Agency Gina Haspel
- Mailing address: Central Intelligence Agency Office of Public Affairs Washington, DC 20505
- Department phone number: 703-482-0623
- Department email: If you have an email address for Gina Haspel, please let us know in the comments.
- Twitter: @CIA
Secretary of Commerce Wilbur L. Ross, Jr.
- Mailing address: U.S. Department of Commerce 1401 Constitution Ave NW Washington, DC 20230
- Department phone number: (202) 482-9043
- Ross’s email: WLRoss@doc.gov
- Twitter: @SecretaryRoss or @WilburRoss
Acting Secretary of Defense Christopher C. Miller
- Mailing address: Acting Secretary of Defense1000 Defense Pentagon Washington, DC 20301-1000
- Department phone number: If you can find one, let me know in the comments.
- Department email: If you can find one, let me know in the comments.
- Department contact form: Contact form
- Twitter: @DeptofDefense
Secretary of Education Elisabeth Prince DeVos
- Mailing address: Lyndon Baines Johnson (LBJ) Department of Education Building 400 Maryland Ave, SW Washington, DC 20202
- Department phone number: (202) 401-3000
- Department email: If you can find one, please let me know in the comments
- Twitter: @BetsyDeVosED
Secretary of Energy Dan Brouillette
- Mailing address: U.S. Department of Energy 1000 Independence Ave., SW Washington, DC 20585
- Department phone number: 202-586-5000 (Main Switchboard)
- Department email: The.Secretary@hq.doe.gov
- Twitter: @SecBrouillette
Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency Andrew Wheeler
- Mailing address: Andrew Wheeler, Acting Administrator Environmental Protection Agency William Jefferson Clinton Building 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Mail Code: 1101A Washington, DC 20460
- Department phone number: (202) 564-4700
- Department email: Wheeler.andrew@Epa.gov
- Twitter: @EPAAWheeler
Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar
- Mailing address: The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Hubert H. Humphrey Building HHS Office of the Secretary 200 Independence Avenue, S.W. Washington, D.C. 20201
- Department phone number: 202-690-7000
- Department email: Secretary@HHS.gov
- Twitter: @SecAzar
Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad Wolf
- Mailing address: The Honorable Chad F. Wolf Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Washington, DC 20528
- Department phone number: 202-282-8000
- Department email: If you find one, please tell us in the comments.
- Twitter: @DHS_Wolf
Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Benjamin S. Carson, Sr.
- Mailing address: 451 7th St., SW Washington, DC 20410
- Department phone number: 1-202-708-1112
- Department email: If you have an email for Sec. Carson, plese include it in the comments.
- Twitter: @SecretaryCarson
Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt
- Mailing address: 1849 C Street NW., Washington, DC 20240
- Department phone number: 202-208-3100
- Department email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Twitter: @SecBernhardt
Secretary of Labor Eugene Scalia
- Mailing address: Secretary of Labor 200 Constitution Ave NW C-2318 Washington, DC 20210
- Department phone number: 202-693-6000
- Department email: email@example.com
- Twitter: @SecGeneScalia
Director of the Office of Management and Budget Russ Vought
- Mailing address: The Office of Management and Budget 725 17th Street, NW Washington, DC 20503
- Department phone number: 202-395-3080
- Department email: If you have an email address for Russ Vought, please let us know in the comments.
- Twitter: @RussVought45
Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe
- Mailing address: Office of the Director of National Intelligence, Washington, DC 20511
- Department phone number: 703-733-8600
- Department email: If you have an email address for John Ratcliffe, please let us know in the comments.
- Twitter: @DNI_Ratcliffe
Administrator of the Small Business Administration Jovita Carranza
- Mailing address: US Small Business Administration 409 3rd St, SW Washington DC 20416
- Department phone number: 1-800-827-5722 (note it’s a toll free number, I don’t know how effective it will be)
- Department email: If you have an email address for Jovita Carranza, please let us know in the comments.
- Twitter: @SBAJovita
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo
- Mailing address: 2201 C St., NW Washington, DC 20520
- Department phone number: 202-225-6216
- Department email: If you have an email address, please let us know in the comments.
- Contact form: Contact form
- Twitter: @SecPompeo
Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao
- Mailing address: US Department of Transportation 1200 New Jersey Ave, SE Washington, DC 20590
- Department phone number: (202) 366-4000
- Department email: If you have an email address for Elaine Chao, please let us know in the comments.
- Twitter: @SecElaineChao
Secretary of the Treasury Steven T. Mnuchin
- Mailing address: Department of the Treasury 1500 Room 3330 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W. Washington, D.C. 20220
- Department phone number: (202) 622–1100
- Department email: If you have an email address, please let us know in the comments.
- Twitter: @StevenMnuchin1
U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer
- Mailing address: Office of the United States Trade Representative 600 17th Street NW Washington, DC 20508
- Department phone number: 202-395-9477
- Department email: If you have an email address for Robert Lighthizer, please let us know in the comments.
- Twitter: @USTradeRep
Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert Wilkie
- Mailing address: 810 Vermont Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20420
- Department phone number: 202-461-4800
- Department email: If you have an email for Robert Wilkie, please let us know in the comments.
- Twitter: @SecWilkie
Vice President Michael R. Pence
- Mailing address: Eisenhower Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 20501
- Department phone number: 202-456-7549
- Department email: If you have an email address for Mike Pence, please let us know in the comments.
- Twitter: @Mike_Pence
White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows
- Mailing address: The White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20500
- Department phone number: 202-456-1414
- Department email: If you have an email address for Mark Meadows, please let us know in the comments.
- Twitter: @MarkMeadows
Tips for Calling
When you call or otherwise contact the cabinet member’s office, please remember the following:
- Be polite! No matter whose office you’re calling. No matter what their positions are. No matter how inflamed you are about sedition — and you should be very angry — be polite.
- Remember that the people you are talking to are people! So, be nice.
- Call during business hours of the area code their office is in. Typically, that is 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
- Have a script or notes to follow so you don’t forget anything.
- Maybe call with friends. You know like a party.
In Addition to Calling
I’ve heard back from readers that some MoC’s voice mail boxes are always full! It’s as if they don’t want to hear from their constituents. Kinda like those MoC’s who don’t hold town halls or other open forum meetings. Here are some other ways to contact your MoC:
- Send a postcard to their office. Nothing says I care like kicking it old school and using snail mail.
- Email their office. Lay out your concerns in a brief email and send it in. We all know how easy it is to email. Make sure you include the issue you are addressing in the subject line.
- Use the contact page on their website. This is the surest way of getting a message to them. Each MoC has an official government website and each has a contact page that comes with it automatically.
- Contact them using social media. It’s hard to break through all the noise on social media, but it can’t hurt to try given all the time we all spend using it. Be sure to tag your MoC’s when social mediaing about about a specific issue. Be clear and respectful, though, when addressing an issue that you want your MoC to act upon. Make sure you let them know you are a constituent.
Contacting Your MoC
Find out how to contact your MoC using these links!
- Common Cause will give you the names, party affiliation, direct phone number, website link, and social media platforms of all of your federal, state, and local elected officials.
- USA.gov is the official guide to information and services of the US government. This page explains clearly how to contact everyone from the Ol’ Pussy Grabber to your representative to specific government agencies. Through it you can find the following information about your MoC’s:
- Their phone numbers: DC and state offices
- Their mailing addresses both in DC and their state offices
- Official website with their contact page including email, request a meeting, town hall schedules, and social media
- And, the committees they sit on
- 5 Calls: Sign-up for 5 Calls because they help you contact your member of Congress and keep you abreast of on going issues that are important to you! Now, that is a good deal.
- The Capital Hill Switch Board: (202) 224-3121.
- MassacreMitch and #MoscowMitch: His DC office, (202) 224-2541.
- Nancy Pelosi: Her DC office, (202) 225-4965; her California office, (415) 556-4862
- The Ol’ Pussy Grabber: The WH switchboard, (202) 456-1414 or the comments line at (202) 456-1111 during business hours