Rep. Ted Lieu Joins Resolution to Impeach Trump in Connection with Mob Attack

The L.A. Democrat is listed as co-lead on Ilhan Omar’s articles of impeachment
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UPDATE: JANUARY 7, 2021 – Rep. Ted Lieu who was among the first members of congress to call for Donald Trump to be removed from the presidency in connection with yesterday’s mob attack on the U.S. Capitol, is now a co-lead sponsor on articles of impeachment.

Lieu joined the resolution authored by Minnesota representative Ilhan Omar.

The four-page document accuses the president of engaging in abuses of power, spreading misinformation about the election, making statements that “encouraged–and foreseeably resulted in–imminent lawless action,” and “willfully inciting violence against the government.”

Liue is one of 12 co-leads on Omar’s resolution, along with high-profile members including Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib, Ayanna Pressley, and Cori Bush. An additional 24 members have joined as co-sponsors.


 

JANUARY 6, 2021 – An unknown number of Trump supporters have stormed into the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, D.C., interrupting a joint session of Congress, overseen by the vice-president, called to confirm the Electoral College victory of Joe Biden. Multiple sources are reporting hearing gunfire around the Capitol complex, and there have been reports of at least two possible bomb threats.

With the Capitol under lockdown, some members of Congress are dispatching updates to the public on Twitter. Los Angeles Congressman Ted Lieu has used the moment to decry what he terms a “coup attempt” and call on Vice President Pence to initiate proceedings to remove Donald Trump from his powers as president.

Lieu’s office is inside the Cannon House Office Building, one of the locations of a possible pipe bomb.

So far, Trump is not known to have taken signifiant action to discourage his supporters’ activity. He did release a tweet in support of law enforcement officers responding to the scene.


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