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Beverly Review: Newman calls for Trump impeachment after US Capitol attack

January 7, 2021

U.S. Representative Marie Newman (IL-03) released the following statement by email in response to yesterday’s attack on the United States Capitol.

 “Even a day later, I remain in disbelief from the events that took place yesterday. The United States Capitol was broken into, vandalized, desecrated and forced into lockdown due to violent, vicious domestic terrorists who did not want this nation to uphold the will of the voters. I appreciate all who reached out to me and my team throughout the day to ensure that we were safe. As dark as yesterday was, I know that our nation will prevail. At the late hours of last night, the House and Senate reconvened to certify the election of Joe Biden as the next President of the United States.

“Let me be crystal clear – yesterday’s attack was the direct result of the dangerous, inciteful rhetoric that Donald Trump and Republican members of the House and Senate have been spewing for months. Those members need to be held accountable, which is why I signed on to Congresswoman Cori Bush’s (MO-01) latest resolution to ensure they will be.

“As for President Trump, this nation does not have the luxury of waiting two more weeks for him to leave office. The 25th Amendment needs to be invoked immediately. He needs to be impeached immediately. He needs to resign immediately. The safety of this country depends on it.

“Our nation needs to heal. It won't be done in two weeks, two months or likely even two years but I'm confident we will move on from this painful moment in our history. It will take each and every one of us – working together to build a more kind, more just and more equitable nation for all Americans.”