The President incited an insurrectionist attack on the U.S. Capitol as Congress met to execute its constitutional duty of formally recognizing the results of the 2020 election, an election he refuses to acknowledge he lost. 1/6
After months of pushing conspiracies and urging his supporters (and some Members of Congress who similarly prioritize their fidelity to him over that of our democracy) to “stop the steal,” we witnessed the logical result of his dangerous rhetoric – an insurrection. 2/6
As the domestic terrorists attacked the U.S. Capitol, beating & brutalizing police officers — ultimately murdering one, chanting “hang Mike Pence,” destroying the Capitol, terrorizing people, & hunting for Members of Congress, the President made no effort to stop the attack. 3/6
Instead, as Capitol Police and DC Metropolitan Police officers were in the fight of their lives defending the Capitol and all of us in it, the President leveled further attacks at Vice President Pence and told the terrorists he “loved them.” 4/6
President Trump has long trafficked in conspiracies and used division and hateful rhetoric to appeal to dark forces in our nation, but on January 6th, he incited an insurrection — an attack on our very nation. 5/6
The President betrayed his oath to protect this country from all enemies foreign and domestic — and today I will vote to impeach him for that betrayal. 6/6

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I can tell you this — every foreign diplomat and intel officer posted to the United States is surely writing cables back home tonight about the fragility of America’s democracy and the depravity of her President. 1/8
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To my colleagues who signed this amicus brief:

You have a responsibility to lead and protect our Republic and all who call her home. 1/4
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He lost the election. You know it. He knows it. 2/4
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@npr has a good explainer. 1/5…
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If not, he sends it back to us (the House or the Senate, depending upon origination), and we either vote in both Houses to override his objections/veto or we go back to work legislating. (3/6)
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