Presidential candidate and author Marianne WilliamsonMarianne WilliamsonMarianne Williamson calls federal judge's handling of Steven Donziger case 'unconstitutional' Marianne Williamson calls on Biden to drop efforts to extradite Assange Susan Sarandon and Marianne Williamson call for justice in Steven Donziger case MORE endorsed an impeachment inquiry into President TrumpDonald TrumpUkraine's president compares UN to 'a retired superhero' Collins to endorse LePage in Maine governor comeback bid Heller won't say if Biden won election MORE on Tuesday afternoon, saying recent allegations against him meant she could no longer be “cautious on the topic.”
Williamson wrote in a statement Tuesday that she had previously been unsure on the matter due to an impeachment inquiry’s lack of ability to pass the GOP-controlled Senate as well as the possibility that Trump could use it to “make himself look like a victim.”
However, Williamson wrote that her mind had been changed by allegations that Trump threatened to withhold military aid from Ukraine unless the nation launched an investigation into former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenUkraine's president compares UN to 'a retired superhero' Biden touts 'progress' during 'candid' meetings on .5T plan Biden to tap law professor who wants to 'end banking as we know it' as OCC chief: reports MORE’s son.
“[W]hat the president has done now is more than cruel and more than a danger to our values. It could be a danger to our country,” Williamson wrote.
“When a president has no qualms withholding aid from another country unless its government agrees to help him get dirt on his political opponents, America has a serious problem. Our president has apparently no respect for the demands, the responsibilities, or the limits to his power,” she added.
The Ukraine allegations have prompted a flood of calls for impeachment from other Democrats, including several House members in competitive swing seats and Williamson’s fellow presidential candidate Andrew YangAndrew YangAndrew Yang planning to launch third party: report Poll: 73 percent of Democratic voters would consider voting for Biden in the 2024 primary Kings launch voting rights effort honoring John Lewis MORE, with the entrepreneur announcing his support for impeachment around the same time.
“I have decided that impeachment is the only responsible way that we, as citizens, can take a stand against the president’s egregious overreach and careless use of the powers of the presidency,” Williamson wrote.
“The Founders established the power of impeachment to protect our democracy at such a time as this. They did their part. It is time for us to do ours,” she added.