President Trump Incited an Insurrection
First and foremost, I want to thank each and every one of you who have reached out in recent days to offer your support and check on the well-being of my staff and I. While I am fortunate enough to have come through last Wednesday's events unscathed, I remain shocked and appalled by what took place.
Make no mistake: President Trump and his enablers are personally responsible for inciting the violence at the Capitol on January 6. The aim of this insurrection was to overturn the results of a free and fair election that he lost, and came after weeks of the President’s repeated lies about the 2020 election. After the violence began, President Trump refused to act to bring it to an end, and in the days since, he has shown no remorse.
That's why I voted to impeach Donald Trump for a second time.
If Congress is to uphold our oaths of office to protect and defend the Constitution, President Trump must be convicted by the Senate and removed from office immediately.
Yesterday, I spoke on the floor of the House of Representatives about the President's unprecedented attack on the legislative branch. You can watch my speech below:
Let me reassure you, this act of domestic terrorism may have temporarily delayed President elect-Biden’s certification last Wednesday but Congress remained undeterred. We returned to the House Floor that same day, certified the results, and Joe Biden and Kamala Harris will be sworn in as the next President and Vice-President on January 20, 2021.
As always, I hope you will take the time to share your opinion with me. You can contact me on social media platforms under @RepMikeQuigley, by email using my website at https://quigley.house.gov/contact, or by phone at (202) 225-4061.