The office of U.S. Rep. Katherine Clark (MA-05) provided the following statement Jan. 11: 

The president and his corrupt enablers summoned a seditious mob to our nation's capital, whipped them into a violent frenzy and unleashed them upon the U.S. Capitol building as members of Congress and the vice president were certifying the results of the 2020 presidential election. 

We all saw what happened next: insurrectionists desecrated the center of our government, determined to forcefully overturn the results of a free and fair election and end American democracy itself. 

They failed. 

Every instigator, perpetrator, and accomplice to this assault on our democracy that resulted in the deaths of five Americans, including the murder of a U.S. Capitol police officer, must be held to account and brought to justice. Chief among them being the president of the United States. 

Donald Trump is a traitor to our country. He must be removed from office.

The House is using every power at our disposal to protect the American people and our democracy. This week, we will pass a resolution to call on Vice President Pence to enact the 25th Amendment, and we will impeach the president. Inaction is not an option. 

In the words of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.: "It is always the right time to do what is right." In the wake of a violent coup attempt against our government and as an out-of-control pandemic continues to rage across every state, the future of our country and the lives of millions depend on it.

I promise to keep you updated as the situation continues to develop, and I will continue to do everything in my power to protect the American people and defend our democracy.


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