Charges


Charge One, on or about March 23, 2020, Governor Inslee issued Proclamation 20-25, “Stay Home – Stay Healthy.” The Stay Home – Stay Healthy order prohibited all people in Washington State from participating in social, spiritual and recreational gatherings of any kind regardless of the number of participants. Violations of Proclamation 20-25 were punishable as crimes pursuant to RCW 43.06.220(5). Proclamation 20-25 violated Article I, Section 11 of the Washington State Constitution, “Religious Freedom.” 

Charge Two, on or about March 18, 2020, Governor Inslee issued Proclamation 20-19, “Evictions.” The Evictions order prohibited residential landlords from initiating judicial action seeking a writ of restitution involving a dwelling unit if the alleged basis for the writ is the failure of the tenant or tenants to timely pay rent. Violations of Proclamation 20-19 were punishable as crimes pursuant to RCW 43.06.220(5). Proclamation 20-19 violated  Article IV, Section 1 of the Washington State Constitution, “Judicial Power, Where  Vested.” 

Charge Three, Governor Inslee exceeded statutory authority granted in RCW 43.06.220(2)(g) by suspending the Open Public Meetings Act, infringing on the People of Washington’s right to petition the government for redress and infringing on the People’s rights to peaceably assemble under the First Amendment of the United States Constitution, thereby violating RCW 43.06.220(2)(g). Such a violation of RCW 43.06.220(2)(g) constitutes misfeasance, a violation of the Governor’s oath of office, or both; either result subjects the Governor to recall.

Charge Four, Governor Inslee exceeded statutory authority granted in RCW 43.06.220(2)(g) by suspending people’s rights to peaceably assemble by limiting the number of people allowed to attend a single gathering under Proclamations 20-05, 20-06, 20-07, 20-11, and subsequent Proclamations. Such a violation results in a valid claim for misfeasance, a violation of the Governor’s oath of office, or both; either result subjects the Governor to recall.

Charge Five, on February 29th, 2020 and beyond, the Governor issued all of the Covid-19 pandemic Proclamations without just cause as he failed to make a finding that a public disorder, disaster, energy emergency, or riot existed in the State of Washington due to Covid-19. Such a finding is a condition precedent to declaring a state of emergency and is required by RCW 43.06.010(12). The Governor’s illegal Covid-19 Proclamations result in a valid claim for misfeasance, a violation of the Governor’s oath of office, or both; either result subjects the Governor to recall.