Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., says she is drafting articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump following Wednesday’s incident where rioters mobbed the U.S. Capitol and rammed their way into the Senate and House chambers, interrupting a joint session where lawmakers and Vice President Mike Pence were slated to certify President-elect Joe Biden’s victory.
“I am drawing up Articles of Impeachment. Donald J. Trump should be impeached by the House of Representatives & removed from office by the United States Senate,” Omar tweeted Wednesday. “We can’t allow him to remain in office, it’s a matter of preserving our Republic and we need to fulfill our oath.
“Rest assured, this day will not end without us finishing the work Congress is supposed to carry out. We will not let our Constitution be trampled on by a mob and threaten by a tyrant. Democracy will prevail.”
Trump in earlier remarks to supporters said the election was "stolen from you, from me, from the country," and also declared that he won "in a landslide."
The president’s supporters had gathered in the Capitol to protest Congress' certification of the Electoral College vote, which was won by Biden. The House of Representatives in 2019 voted to impeach Trump, though the Republican-controlled Senate voted to acquit him.
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