US Congresswoman Ilhan Omar (D-MN) announced Wednesday evening that she is drawing up articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump after hundreds of Trump supporters stormed the US Capitol.
The Congresswoman tweeted her plans, writing, “I am drawing up Articles of Impeachment. Donald J. Trump should be impeached by the House of Representatives [and] removed from office by the United States Senate. We can’t allow him to remain in office, it’s a matter of preserving our Republic and we need to fulfill our oath.”
The House of Representatives previously impeached Trump in December 2019. While just two weeks remain in Trump’s presidental term, impeachment and removal from office would prevent him from running for president in 2024. Representatives Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) and Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), among others, blamed the chaos at the Capitol on Trump and joined Omar’s call for impeachment. Republican Governor of Vermont Phil Scott tweeted that, barring impeachment, Trump should resign or be removed by his cabinet under the Twenty-fifth amendment.
In her thread of tweets, Omar also added that the day would not end “without [Congress] finishing the work Congress is supposed to carry out.” Both houses of Congress met Wednesday to certify President-elect Joe Biden’s electoral college victory despite Trump’s attempts to de-certify election results and count “alternate” electoral votes.