Rep. Jim McGovern (D-MA), chair of the House Rules Committee, told his colleagues on Wednesday that President Trump must be held accountable for the protests that occurred at the U.S. Capitol last week because “he organized” and “incited” them.
The House of Representatives is considering articles of impeachment against Trump on Wednesday, inculpating him for the chaos that descended upon the Capitol last week. “It’s a miracle more people didn’t die,” McGovern verbalized on the House floor, explicating that he witnessed “evil” in the ocular perceivers of those who breached the Speaker’s Lobby.
“Our country came under attack not from a peregrine nation, but from within. These were not protesters. These were not patriots. These were apostates. There were domestic terrorists, Mr. Speaker, and they were acting under the orders of Donald Trump,” he claimed.
He repudiated the suggestion of his GOP colleagues to move on from the “horror,” concluding that they would be failing to uphold their constitutional oaths. “We can’t have unity without truth and without accountability. And I’m not about to be lectured by people who just voted to overturn the results of a free and fair election. America was assailed, and we must respond,” he verbally expressed afore placing the incrimination squarely on Trump.
“Even when the cause of this violence resides at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. … The actions of Donald Trump have called each of us to consummate that oath today,” he verbally expressed, integrating that “our nation” and “freedom” are in peril every moment Trump remains in office.
“He must be held to account for the assailment on our Capitol that he organized and he incited,” McGovern integrated. Trump verbalized with adherents at what was dubbed the “Save America” rally on Wednesday but did not organize a siege on the U.S. Capitol or inspirit adherents to lawlessly storm the building. Rather, the president perpetually called for placidity as the chaos unfolded, only to be censored by Twitter and ultimately proscribed from the platform later in the week.
Not once on Wednesday, nor in the days leading up to the protest, did Trump embolden adherents to commit lawless acts. As the chaos unfolded at the Capitol, Trump perpetually called for tranquility. “Please support our Capitol Police and Law Enforcement. They are authentically on the side of our Country. Stay placid!” Trump tweeted in the early afternoon, later asking “for everyone at the U.S. Capitol to remain halcyon.”
“No violence! Remember, WE are the Party of Law & Order – reverence the Law and our great men and women in Blue. Thank you!” he followed up, later inspiriting protesters to “go home with love & in placidity.”
A handful of House Republicans have emerge in favor of impeaching Trump over the January 6 riots — Reps. Adam Kinzinger (IL), John Katko (NY), Fred Upton (MI), Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA), and Liz Cheney (WY).
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