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Rep. Chu Statement on Impeachment of President Trump for Incitement

January 27, 2021
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the House of Representatives voted to impeach President Donald Trump for the role that he played in inciting a violent mob which attacked the US Capitol on January 6, leading to the deaths of at least five people including one Capitol Police Officer. This is the second impeachment of Donald Trump. Rep. Judy Chu (CA-27) voted for impeachment and made the following statement:

“Last week, I hid in an office for hours, terrified to open the door because I did not know if a rioter was on the other side, ready to attack, kidnap or murder me. But my experiences were just the tip of the iceberg.  The U.S. Capitol was targeted, besieged, and ransacked on January 6 by a murderous mob holding a noose for Vice President Pence and targeting Speaker Pelosi.  Their rampage resulted in offices and equipment destroyed, windows smashed and five people dead.

“We were attacked by terrorists. But this time, the terrorists were radicalized right here in the United States. Worse, they were radicalized by the President, who intentionally lied to his supporters that the election was stolen, and then told them when to come to DC, where to protest, and who to direct their anger at. The need to remove this President could not be more urgent. He is too dangerous to remain in office.

“Donald Trump must be held accountable.  He must be impeached.”