PHILADELPHIA, PA - After Donald Trump encouraged Russia to continue hacking the United States, today, the largest group of progressive veterans in America, representing over 400,000 veterans, military families, and civilian supporters, VoteVets.org, is calling for the Republican Party to remove Donald Trump from their party's ticket.
Jon Soltz, Iraq War Veteran and Chairman of VoteVets.org said:
“It is horrifying to see a major candidate for president make a direct appeal to a foreign authoritarian regime to hack the United States. If not treason, encouraging cyberwarfare against the United States constitutes what would be considered a high crime or misdemeanor that would cause impeachment and removal from office, for violating the oath to protect and defend the United States from all enemies.
"We cannot allow a commander in chief who works to undermine our current military operations in Eastern Europe, by sending conflicting signals about our seriousness in keeping the Russians in check. And we absolutely cannot have a president who directly encourages cyberwarfare against us.
"The Republican Party must use all means available to remove Donald Trump from their ticket.”