For immediate release: January 6, 2021
What is happening today at the U.S. Capitol is horrifying. It is an assault on the very values for which our country has long claimed to stand. It is an attack on the right of the people to self government.
It was also predictable. For four years, Donald Trump has given explicit encouragement to a violent white supremacist movement. And for years before Trump came on the scene, the Republican party has given tacit encouragement to that same movement.
Today, the President of the United States called on an armed group of thugs to attack Congress for the purpose of disrupting the certification of the electoral college vote and to cling to an office the American people denied him.
It is incumbent that Donald Trump be removed from that office immediately. As soon as it is safe, the House should adopt new articles of impeachment, and the Senate should vote immediately to convict. At the same time, the cabinet and Vice President Pence should invoke the 25th Amendment to strip Trump of his powers. His behavior today was a threat to the security of the country he allegedly leads.
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