Following the raid on the U.S. Capitol yesterday, L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti echoes Democrat’s call to remove President Trump from office early.
Thousands of pro-Trump protestors stormed the U.S. Capitol yesterday as congress was preparing to certify the November election results. It resulted in four deaths, injuries and a lockdown of the nation’s center. In a news conference with several other council members in South Los Angeles, Mayor Garcetti said it may be necessary for President Donald Trump to leave office early if he could not keep the peace in the country.
“What we saw yesterday were thugs, thugs who brought an abomination to our nation’s capital and who attacked our Capitol. … It was a group of people who were inspired by who were incited by the president of the United States of America, a sentence I never thought I would say in my lifetime,” Garcetti said in the conference. “It is time to quote you, Mr. President, not to stand by but to stand down,” Garcetti added. “And if necessary, to leave this office early if you cannot keep the peace of this country,” he continued. This was reinforced with a series of Tweets.
This is a dark day for America.
The assaults on the integrity of our elections and the safety of the U.S. Capitol are wrong — defying our constitution, our core decency, and our common humanity.
— MayorOfLA (@MayorOfLA) January 6, 2021
He joins a growing number of leaders and lawmakers across the country, calling for Trump’s removal for inciting an armed insurrection against America. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said the President should immediately be removed by invoking the 25th Amendment or impeachment.
— Nancy Pelosi (@SpeakerPelosi) January 7, 2021
Trump encouraged and incited the violence we are seeing at the Capitol today as Congress was in the process of carrying out a fundamental aspect of our peaceful transfer of power.
The sentiments rippled through the state, with Rep. Mark Takano demanding that he be impeached immediately. “Yesterday’s assault and desecration of our temple of democracy, the U.S. Capitol, was a direct result of his words and actions,” he said in a Tweet.
He deserves to be impeached tomorrow and should be barred from ever holding federal office again.
— Mark Takano (@RepMarkTakano) January 6, 2021
Rep. Ted Lieu made the following statement on Twitter:
Yesterday was a despicable and shameful moment in American history. We must impeach and remove the President. https://t.co/hY5HIyWg79
— Rep. Ted Lieu (@RepTedLieu) January 7, 2021
Rep. Brad Sherman stood with the others in introducing Articles of Impeachment.
I am pleased to join @davidcicilline and many others in introducing Articles of Impeachment. I introduced Articles of Impeachment in the 115th, 116th, and now the 117th Congress. pic.twitter.com/an4aubPoWy
— Rep. Brad Sherman (@BradSherman) January 7, 2021
Along with Rep. Judy Chu.
A President who incites violence when they lose an election is too dangerous to stay in office. Once again, Donald Trump’s disregard for our laws & our democracy, coupled with his support for mob violence, means I am called to support his impeachment & removal from office. https://t.co/xY3DCWikPj
— Judy Chu (@RepJudyChu) January 7, 2021
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