January 6, 2021 | Rep. Omar Announces Articles of Impeachment Following Coup Attempt
Updated: Jan 7
WASHINGTON—Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) released the following statement after gunmen stormed the Capitol in an effort to overturn the election results.
“Today, I watched as armed terrorists stormed the United States Capitol, including the House and Senate chambers, in an effort to stop the certification of our Presidential election. Members of Congress, our families, staff and law enforcement’s lives were all put at risk. We should not mince words about what this was: a coup attempt, in the world’s leading democracy no less.
“Thankfully, I am now safe in a secure location, but am heartbroken about what we are enduring at our nation’s capital.
“This is not a one-off incident. It is the result of years of collaboration on the part of the Republican Party, who have aided and abetted Trump’s criminal attempts to destroy our republic, and the cause of democracy around the world.
“All leaders should denounce this coup. And the President should be impeached and removed from office for his open sedition.”