Hold Republican lawmakers responsible for their extremist actions

Article Contributed by Friends of the Earth | Published on Friday, January 8, 2021

Our country is still reeling from the siege on the Capitol this week. Donald Trump presents a clear and present danger to our democracy, public safety, and rule of the law. But Trump did not act alone. Take action to hold Republican members of Congress accountable for enabling Trump.

Republican lawmakers lent credibility to Donald Trump’s baseless claims that the election was stolen from him. This empowered him to incite armed extremists to disrupt the transition of power.

While their attempted coup did not pan out as they had hoped, Republicans who attempted to overturn the election must face consequences.

Demand these members of Congress be investigated and expelled!

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On Wednesday night -- despite being under lockdown hours earlier -- more than 100 members of the House Republican caucus still voted to dispute the election results.

These Representatives violated their oath of office to uphold the Constitution. And the American people were left in the balance as we held a collective breath to see if our democracy would hold.

The violent siege of the US Capitol Building by armed extremists was months in the making. Trump’s Republican Congressional cronies contributed to and amplified misinformation as Trump attempted to delegitimize the electoral process and the certification of Electoral College votes, and spread conspiracy theories and fear.

The continued escalation of legal challenge after legal challenge was baseless, but not without consequence. White supremacy radicals were stuck on every word and every conspiracy theory presented from their elected officials.

Newly elected Representative Cori Bush has introduced a measure to expel House Republicans who voted to discredit the election results. This is the only way to hold them accountable.

Hold Republican lawmakers accountable for enabling Trump to incite a siege of the Capitol.

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The integrity of our democracy has been tested. The events of Wednesday were deeply unsettling, but even more unsettling -- after sheltering in secure locations for hours, these Congressional Republicans voted in solidarity with Donald Trump and overturing the election.

Enough is enough. It is time for those who called for chaos to be brought to justice. Hold them to their sacred oath.

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