Illinois Congressman Luis Gutierrez said on Wednesday that he sent President Donald Trump a letter asking him to resign “for the good of the United States and her people,” a FOX 32 story reports.
On the House floor, Gutierrez announced the letter and its contents in a speech.
“It has become clear… that for decades, the President led a vast criminal enterprise that went on to engage in criminal activity during the 2016 campaign for the White House and has engaged in criminal activity since the President took office,” he said.
In the letter, Gutierrez asked Trump to save himself and the nation from impeachment, saying it would create a national spectacle.
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“Your personal disgrace will be temporary,” he said. “The lasting damage to the United States of bringing us all down with you will last decades, if not longer.”
A press release from Gutierrez’s office said that the congressman concluded his speech by asking Trump to think about the good of the people.
“Please resign and spare the nation from this ongoing nightmare,” he said. “Don’t do this to us. Don’t make us go down with you.”