“We must urgently remove Donald Trump from office to protect our country, our Constitution and our very democracy.”
WASHINGTON — United States Representative Pramila Jayapal (WA-07), Chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus and a member of the House Judiciary Committee, issued the following statement after voting to once again impeach President Donald J. Trump — this time for incitement of insurrection:
“It is indisputable that Donald Trump incited insurrectionists to launch the most deadly and destructive assault on the United States Capitol since the War of 1812. He told these domestic terrorists — many associated with white nationalist groups — to “stand by.” Then he urged them to “fight like hell.” Next, he proclaimed, “we are going to the Capitol.” The insurrectionists followed these orders from the President of the United States, and carried out a violent attack on our country with the intent of overtaking Congress, overturning this election and undermining our democracy.
“We must urgently remove Donald Trump from office to protect our country, our Constitution and our very democracy. We must send a clear message to the President that the United States Congress and the American people will not stand by and allow one man to turn our democracy into an autocracy; that we will not stand by while that man incites insurrectionists to launch a deadly assault on our country. We must hold him accountable.
“Just over a year ago, I voted to impeach this president. My vote was for the Constitution and for ‘We, the People.” The threat that Donald Trump posed to America then has only continued to escalate. The Senate must immediately vote to convict Donald J. Trump for incitement of insurrection and remove him from office."