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Democrats Push To Impeach Trump Over Capitol Riots
ST PAUL, MN - JULY 07: U.S. Rep. Ihan Omar (D-MN) speaks during a press conference on July 7, 2020 in St. Paul, Minnesota. A press conference was held by the Minnesota People of Color and Indigenous caucus to discuss work on the state and federal level to make systematic changes to address institutional racism.
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Democrat lawmakers are pushing to impeach President Donald Trump over the Capitol riots on Wednesday that led to the National Guard restoring order.

The Democrats’ calls for impeachment gained steam after Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) announced on social media that she was drafting articles of impeachment.

“I am drawing up Articles of Impeachment,” Omar tweeted. “Donald J. Trump should be impeached by the House of Representatives & removed from office by the United States Senate. We can’t allow him to remain in office, it’s a matter of preserving our Republic and we need to fulfill our oath.”

Omar, a member of the so-called “Squad,” was joined by the other far-left members of the group, all of whom echoed her calls for impeachment.

“Donald J. Trump should immediately be impeached by the House of Representatives & removed from office by the United States Senate as soon as Congress reconvenes,” Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) wrote on Twitter. “This is dangerous & unacceptable.”

“This is on Donald Trump, period,” Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) wrote on Twitter. “He called folks to D.C. and gave them marching orders. He needs to be impeached and removed immediately.”

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), the most recognizable and powerful member of the group, simply wrote: “Impeach.”

Other Democrats also called for Trump’s removal from office either through impeachment or the use of the 25th Amendment.

“Let me be very clear: if all we do is accept the certified Electoral College results and go home, we would have failed our country,” Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA) wrote. “We must impeach Trump, or have the 25th Amendment execute, or have @realDonaldTrump resign. Congress cannot just go home like nothing happened.”

Illinois Governor JB Pritzker (D), who has clashed with the president in the past, released a statement calling for Trump’s removal from office, adding on Twitter: “I don’t make a statement like this lightly: Two weeks is too long for Donald Trump to remain in office, where he can continue to incite more untold violence.”

Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) called for either impeachment or use of the 25th Amendment.

Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA) called for impeachment.

Rep. Madeleine Dean (D-PA) called for invoking the 25th Amendment, writing: “Tonight, I am requesting VP Pence invoke the 25th Amendment and begin the process of assuming the duties from President Trump who has shown his incapacity to serve. The president incited an assault on the seat of government because he cannot accept the reality of his election loss. He is clearly unfit for office and must be removed from command.”

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