Amid the unprecedented storming of the US Capitol by supporters of US President Donald Trump on Wednesday, Anti- Israel Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) said she is drafting articles of impeachment against Trump aiming to remove him from office.
“Donald J. Trump should be impeached by the House of Representatives & removed from office by the United States Senate,” Omar tweeted Wednesday evening. “We can’t allow him to remain in office, it’s a matter of preserving our Republic and we need to fulfill our oath.”
Several other lawmakers sounded off in support of the move, including Reps. Ayanna Pressley (D-NY) and Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), both of whom are also members of an informal grouping of progressive women of color dubbed “the Squad.”
“This is on Donald Trump, period,” Tlaib tweeted. “He called folks to DC and gave them marching orders. He needs to be impeached and removed immediately.”
Earlier on Wednesday, Trump spoke at a “Stop the Steal” rally he had called outside the White House, urging thousands of his followers not to permit US President-elect Joe Biden to take office. However, their session was cut short after hundreds of Trump’s supporters bashed their way through police barricades and the doors of the Capitol, making their way into the Senate and House chambers. Windows were smashed, several officers were injured, and at least one person had been shot as per early reports.