Like so many Americans, I am still in shock that the president incited a violent insurrection against Congress yesterday in an attempt to overthrow the election. I am grateful that you and your colleagues and staffers are safe.
It cannot be overstated what an imminent threat Trump’s continued presidency poses to the safety of our democracy and country. Congress must reconvene immediately and begin impeachment proceedings against Trump. If the president directing a violent assault on our Capitol - inciting an attack against the Congress of the United States - does not warrant impeachment, what does? Every minute that Donald Trump remains president is a danger to the United States and failure to hold him accountable will have devastating consequences. Impeachment proceedings must begin without further delay.