Scanlon Votes to Impeach Donald Trump for Incitement of Insurrection
Washington, D.C., January 13, 2021
Today, Congresswoman Mary Gay Scanlon voted in support of the bipartisan impeachment of Donald J. Trump, the current president of the United States, for inciting an insurrection.
This vote came on the heels of a violent attack, incited by the current president, that took place at the U.S. Capitol building on January 6, 2020, and claimed the lives of six people, left countless injured, and traumatized our nation.
“Last week cemented the legacy of Donald Trump‘s presidency as the most destructive in our nation’s history,” Congresswoman Scanlon said. “January 6th was one of the darkest days in our nation’s history, the culmination of our founders’ darkest fears, in which a president led an attack against our own government, aided and abetted by the dangerous rhetoric and actions of members of Congress, and carried out by a mob convinced that their actions were justified because the president lied to them.”
“I hear the calls for unity but there cannot be unity without accountability,” Congresswoman Scanlon continued. “This president is a clear and present danger to our country and he must be removed from office as soon as possible. I await a swift conviction from our colleagues in the Senate. Our Constitution, the future of our republic, and the American people cannot wait.”