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January 08, 2021

Aguilar Calls for Use of 25th Amendment or Impeachment to Immediately Remove Trump from Office

Rep. Pete Aguilar issued the following statement in response to President Trump inciting a violent insurrection and attack on the US Capitol in order to prevent Congress from affirming the votes of the Electoral College:

“What we witnessed yesterday at the Capitol was nothing short of a violent insurrection—a mob of domestic terrorists stormed the US Capitol under the encouragement of President Trump with the explicit goal of preventing Members of Congress from doing their sworn duty. President Trump’s actions resulted in the loss of life at the Capitol building yesterday, and put the lives of hundreds of lawmakers, police officers, and those working in the Capitol at direct risk. He has worked to illegally overturn the results of the 2020 election and his incitement of domestic terrorists who stormed the Capitol was a seditious, insurrectionist act. Enough is enough. Vice President Pence and the Cabinet should immediately invoke the 25th Amendment and remove this dangerous president from office. If they will not, I stand with my colleagues and Speaker Pelosi in calling for Congress to take immediate action. That is why I am cosponsoring the Articles of Impeachment introduced by Representatives Cicilline, Lieu and Raskin. I swore an oath to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States of America, and I am prepared to uphold that oath once again.”