News Release

UnidosUS President and CEO: Impeachment is a necessary response to the untold damage Trump has done to our democracy

January 13, 2021

WASHINGTON, DC— In response to President Donald Trump being impeached for a second time by the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday, UnidosUS President and CEO Janet Murguía issued the following statement:

“The House of Representatives today voted—in a bipartisan vote—to impeach Donald Trump for the second time. This is unprecedented in our country’s history, but what President Trump did to our nation and to our system of government last week is also unprecedented. Never before has a president incited a group of his most extreme followers to violently attack another branch of government, resulting in the loss of five lives and untold damage to our nation’s Capitol building and to our democracy.

The House’s vote to impeach was a tragic but necessary action that UnidosUS fully endorses and that we called for last week in the wake of the assault on the Capitol. We as a country cannot move forward if we ignore or dismiss the president’s un-democratic and un-American actions. We cannot restore faith in our democracy without holding President Trump accountable for his role in one of the darkest days of our country’s history. In that vein, we urge the Senate in the strongest possible terms to vote as quickly as possible to convict President Trump and bar him from ever holding office again.”

UnidosUS, previously known as NCLR (National Council of La Raza), is the nation’s largest Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization. Through its unique combination of expert research, advocacy, programs, and an Affiliate Network of nearly 300 community-based organizations across the United States and Puerto Rico, UnidosUS simultaneously challenges the social, economic, and political barriers that affect Latinos at the national and local levels. For more than 50 years, UnidosUS has united communities and different groups seeking common ground through collaboration, and that share a desire to make our country stronger. For more information on UnidosUS, visit or follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

Christopher Allbritton