WASHINGTON, DC — Today, Congresswoman Carolyn Bourdeaux (GA-07) called for the impeachment of outgoing President Donald Trump and released the following statement in response to the violent pro-Trump insurrection attempt at the United States Capitol:
“If my colleagues in Congress still intend to move forward with their attempt to subvert our democracy and our elections after today’s violence, they have utterly failed to uphold their Oath of Office. Today, armed pro-Trump insurrectionists stormed our nation’s Capitol and a person was shot. I condemn what happened in the strongest possible terms — and we need to be clear that the outgoing president and his enablers have routinely fanned the flames that sparked today’s riots. Not since its burning in 1814 has so much damage been done to this building, a building that symbolizes to the world the strength and greatness of our democracy.
“In light of the personal responsibility Trump bears for today’s events and his flagrant efforts to undermine the election in Georgia, I recommend the House move forward with impeachment proceedings immediately. Our words matter. Actions have consequences. It has never been more urgent for my colleagues to uphold the pillars of our democracy and put an end to the conspiracy theories that fueled this insurrection attempt. I call on them to do the right thing.”