For Immediate Release: January 7, 2021
Contact: Lee Morrow, firstname.lastname@example.org, 202-601-7871
Catholic Lobby Calls on VP Pence to Invoke 25th Amendment
Sr. Simone: “The Catholic advocates of NETWORK call on Vice President Pence and the Cabinet to do their faithful duty to the nation and invoke the 25th Amendment now.”
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, NETWORK Lobby for Catholic Social Justice released the following statement responding to President Donald Trump’s calls for insurrection that led to the siege of the United States Capitol by white supremacists and terrorists.
Sister Simone Campbell, SSS, Executive Director of NETWORK Lobby for Catholic Social Justice said:
“President Trump violated his oath of office by encouraging white supremacists and terrorists to violently attack our democratic processes. He put lives at risk and abused his power by instigating insurrection at the United States Capitol. The Constitution protects our rights and dignity as humans created in the image of God. We have a Constitutional remedy that holds unfit Presidents accountable. The 25th Amendment must be immediately invoked to hold President Trump accountable for his actions and remove him from office. The Catholic advocates of NETWORK call on Vice President Pence and the Cabinet to do their faithful duty to the nation and invoke the 25th Amendment now.”
NETWORK Lobby for Catholic Social Justice – advocates for justice inspired by Catholic Sisters – educates, organizes, and lobbies for economic and social transformation. They have a nearly 50-year track record of lobbying for critical federal programs that support those at the margins and prioritize the common good. www.networklobby.org