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Our Capitol Is Scarred but Our Democracy Will Survive: Speech Urging Impeachment of This Seditious President

January 13, 2021

***For Immediate Release***

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

January 13, 2021

Contact: Kate Stotesbery

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Our Capitol Is Scarred but Our Democracy Will Survive:

Speech Urging Impeachment of This Seditious President

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Lloyd Doggett (D-TX) took to the House floor today, urging his colleagues to impeach President Trump for inciting an insurrection to commit violence, overthrow our government, and prevent the peaceful transfer of power.

“America, we did ‘stop the steal’—we stopped Trump from stealing our democracy and imposing himself as a tyrant,” said Congressman Doggett. “Today, we not only demand accountability for his gross misconduct, but, more importantly, we declare to the next Trump-like, aspiring tyrant: Not in America. We love our democracy too much. Our Capitol is scarred, but our democracy has survived.”

He continued: “He violated his sworn duty to protect and defend our Constitution by seeking to violently overthrow the government, inciting violence, and lighting the flames of a deadly insurrection. If this is not impeachable, nothing is.”

His full speech can be watched here or read below.

 

 

U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett
A Second Impeachment: A Strong Message to Any Aspiring Tyrant (as prepared)
January 13, 2021

For years, Trump has honored thugs worldwide who suppress democracy. For months, with his daily diet of lies, he has made clear his refusal to accept any election in which he was not declared the winner.

After failing completely in his repeated attempts to intimidate both Republican election officials into committing fraud and Republican-appointed judges into ignoring our Constitution, he made a desperate attempt last week to block the final election count and prevent the peaceful transition of power so essential to democracy.

Trump basically attempted to overthrow the government—to violently overthrow the first branch of our government, this Congress.

Like his deadly reaction to the pandemic, he totally bungled the deadly attack. Both his frenzied, riotous mob, and his Congressional enablers were defeated. America, we did “stop the steal”— we stopped Trump from stealing our democracy and imposing himself as a tyrant.

Today, we not only demand accountability for his gross misconduct, but more importantly, we declare to the next Trump-like, aspiring tyrant: Not in America.

We love our democracy too much. Our Capitol is scarred, but our democracy has survived.

He violated his sworn duty to protect and defend our Constitution by seeking to violently overthrow the government, inciting violence, and lighting the flames of a deadly insurrection. If this is not impeachable, nothing is.

Let us come together to do our duty by impeaching this seditious president.

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