The House of Representatives on Wednesday voted to impeach President Trump for an unprecedented second time. Every member of the Massachusetts delegation voted in favor of impeachment, just a week after a mob of pro-Trump extremists sacked the U.S Capitol following a rally attended by the as-of-now President.
WBUR spoke with several members of Congress over the last week to get their thoughts about the attack on the Capitol and the new effort to remove Trump from power, and potentially bar him from ever holding federal office again.
Jan 13: Katherine Clark
Rep. Katherine Clark told Oakes that she would vote to impeach because inaction in the face of sedition "is indefensible."
"Donald Trump is unstable. He is unhinged and he is dangerous. And one week ago today, he incited a seditious mob to attack our country. Every day that he remains in office is a danger to our security and to our democracy. That is why we’re moving with urgency to remove him from office.
"I’m never going to forget walking down Independence Avenue on Wednesday, seeing the confederate flags, the Trump flags, and the roar of that crowd on the steps of the Capitol. It was a sight that I never thought I would see … in our own center of government. I believe that my colleagues, even some across the aisle, understand the level of treason, of sedition, that has occurred here. And that this won’t necessarily end with this presidency. He has sown the seeds, and we need to stand up [and] defend our democracy. And advocating for inaction is indefensible."
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