“I will be introducing a resolution calling for their expulsion."

By Kimberly Truong
Jan 06, 2021 @ 4:51 pm
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Just days into being sworn into the 117th Congress, Rep. Cori Bush is already hitting the ground running.

After the violent attack on the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, during which Donald Trump supporters incited by the president stormed the building, Bush vowed to hold those responsible to account.

"I believe the Republican members of Congress who have incited this domestic terror attack through their attempts to overturn the election must face consequences," she tweeted. "They have broken their sacred Oath of Office. I will be introducing a resolution calling for their expulsion."

Bush shared a screenshot of a resolution draft, reading, in part, "Directing the Committee on House Administration and the Committee on Ethics to investigate, and issue a report on, whether those Members of the House who have sought to overturn the 2020 Presidential election have violated their oath of office to uphold the Constitution or the Rules of the House of Representatives, and should face sanction, including removal from the House of Representatives."

On Wednesday afternoon, a pro-Trump mob pushed through barriers set up along the perimeter of the Capitol, in response to the ceremonial counting of electoral votes that confirmed Joe Biden's win.

"I'm in the Capitol. I'm safe, and my team and I are sheltering in place," Bush tweeted amid the attack. "The President of the United States has incited a riot that has now stormed the Capitol. There are rioters roaming the halls of the Capitol. I saw them with my own eyes. Our country deserves better."

Rep. Ilhan Omar tweeted on Wednesday that she would draw up Articles of Impeachment following the attack, writing, "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."

Addressing the nation on Wednesday, Biden called on Trump to "step up," adding, "Enough is enough is enough."

"Today is a reminder, a painful one, that democracy is fragile. To preserve it requires people of good will. Leaders who are willing to stand up, that are devoted, not to the pursuit of power … but to the common good."