Larson Votes to Impeach President Trump
Washington, D.C. - Today, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) voted to impeach President Donald Trump for inciting the riot that attacked the U.S. Capitol and resulted in the deaths of five Americans.
“Last week for the first time since the War of 1812 our Capitol was under siege. Police were pinned between a door, hit with fire extinguishers and hockey sticks, and dragged. Pipe bombs were found at the DNC and RNC. Five people died. Journalists were attacked. This was a violent insurrection incited by the President. The President and the rioters must be held accountable. President Trump had the time to take responsibility and resign, and Vice President Pence had the opportunity to invoke the 25th Amendment. Since neither of them did as they should, the House today voted to impeach this President for a second time. I applaud the few House Republicans who put nation before party and voted to protect our democracy. This now lies with Senate Republicans and I hope they do the same,” said Larson.
Yesterday Larson voted for a resolution calling on Vice President Pence to invoke the 25th Amendment and last week led a letter to Vice President with the same request. Yesterday he also sent a letter with 65 Members of Congress demanding President Trump resign.