More and more American voices are calling for impeachment proceedings to begin against President Donald Trump.
Comedian and actor Jon Cryer is among them—and he's bringing receipts.
It all started when Cryer reminded his followers of Trump's impeachable offenses.
Folks, Trump abuses his power regularly. He has committed more impeachable offenses SINCE THE MUELLER REPORT Whi… https://t.co/5IotLtkdSy— Jon Cryer (@Jon Cryer)1558627069.0
But when a Twitter troll accused Cryer of basing his argument on emotions rather than facts, Cryer was happy to be more specific.
Hi John Coming right up! These are just a few off the top of my head. (Thread) https://t.co/xdybH9gwsa— Jon Cryer (@Jon Cryer)1558764966.0
1/First of all, remember that impeachment is a political process, not a criminal one. Impeachable offenses are not… https://t.co/6v3QcQPmzv— Jon Cryer (@Jon Cryer)1558765012.0
He called out Trump's corruption, especially when it comes to using the executive office to benefit his companies and the interests of his most wealthy and influential supporters.
2/Yesterday it was reported that the president inserted himself in the US Army Corps of Engineers bidding process o… https://t.co/BaBoncKt8v— Jon Cryer (@Jon Cryer)1558765135.0
3/In April, two outlets confirmed Trump had urged a senior DHS official to ignore a judge’s order & then mentioned… https://t.co/wIJ8Rz4TSU— Jon Cryer (@Jon Cryer)1558765305.0
He called out his repeated attempts to obstruct justice.
4/Just days ago, The White House ordered Don Mcgahn, former WH counsel to refuse a congressional subpoena. Mcgahn i… https://t.co/DmSL2dO69N— Jon Cryer (@Jon Cryer)1558765343.0
5/In January, just before testimony of Trumps former lawyer Michael Cohen, Trump tweeted that Cohen’s Father-in-law… https://t.co/OYEnYnc0Di— Jon Cryer (@Jon Cryer)1558765377.0
And his comical lack of regard for the Emoluments clause.
6/Trump’s Washington hotel is a massive conflict of interest as foreign countries, businesses and lobbyists book ex… https://t.co/OTuI5zrmDB— Jon Cryer (@Jon Cryer)1558765416.0
7/Every time Trump visits one of his own properties, taxpayer money is being paid directly to him for security, lod… https://t.co/8tlsSh7ex4— Jon Cryer (@Jon Cryer)1558765487.0
8/And you guessed it, an impeachable offense.— Jon Cryer (@Jon Cryer)1558765503.0
9/This list is by no means comprehensive and it omits the 10 incidents of obstruction of justice that are in the Mu… https://t.co/lPoDGPqrPt— Jon Cryer (@Jon Cryer)1558765640.0
The calls to impeach Trump are becoming stronger despite fears that it will backfire against the Democrats. Many respond that impeachment is not about political palatability, but about protecting our very democracy.
Congressional Democrats remain split on the matter. Some progressive Democrats insist that the process of impeachment would allow for more thorough investigations into Trump's suspected crimes, citing the drastic ways in which Nixon's impeachment hearings affected the public's perception of him.
Some fear that it could be political suicide.
Soon, followers of Cryer's began adding other impeachable offenses to the growing list.
@MrJonCryer Interference in ATT-Time Warner deal; using USPS to punish Amazon.— Philippe Reines (@Philippe Reines)1558976558.0
@MrJonCryer Don't forget intervening with the GSA to keep the FBI building from moving even though the move would s… https://t.co/d3d7WabsxI— drlnjrh 🇺🇸 (@drlnjrh 🇺🇸)1559000477.0
@MrJonCryer Excellent list, sir. Surely the 10,000+ proven lies that he’s told is a breach of the public trust &, s… https://t.co/pMsrNeWrt6— Ensorcelled23 🍊 (@Ensorcelled23 🍊)1558982491.0
@MrJonCryer And: He called African countries "shit holes" Laughed when someone suggested shooting asylum seekers Sa… https://t.co/voMLFMYF0Z— Seravorn (@Seravorn)1558814598.0
They didn't hesitate to commend Cryer's list.
@MrJonCryer CASE F’N CLOSED 👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾— 𝓙𝓪𝓶𝓮𝓼 𝓦𝓪𝓵𝓴𝓮𝓻 𝓘𝓘 (@𝓙𝓪𝓶𝓮𝓼 𝓦𝓪𝓵𝓴𝓮𝓻 𝓘𝓘)1558825884.0
@MrJonCryer I freaking love you.— Heather (@Heather)1558919839.0
@MrJonCryer Thank you !!!!!!! I absolutely agree with you. Now if we can get Trump and his whole Administration out of office!!!!!— Angel Simone (@Angel Simone)1559069343.0
It doesn't appear that the calls for impeachment will be letting up any time soon.