“I stand ready to take whatever actions are necessary and available in order to end this disgusting and sad era in America’s history.”
Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Nanette Diaz Barragán made the following statement:
“Last night I called for the removal of President Trump from office.
“This morning, with even more clarity and time to reflect on the horrible events that took place at the U.S. Capitol yesterday, I reiterate those calls for his removal.
“The actions of domestic terrorists were incited, encouraged and applauded by the President of the United States. This is after he spent years spreading lies, conspiracy theories and destroying trust in our institutions – from our free press to our FBI – and even in our democratic system, itself.
“President Trump incited yesterday’s mob and sent them on their way to the Capitol. He sat and watched as they attempted to disrupt our democracy and cause violence and destruction.
“President Trump is a danger to our democracy and the wellbeing of the American people.
“He must be removed immediately. The President’s actions made clear that he does not have the mental capacity to continue to lead this country.
“The Vice President and the majority of the Cabinet have the power to remove him, pursuant to the 25th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. I call on Vice President Pence to start that process immediately.
“I do not hold great hope that the people who have enabled the President’s anti-democratic and anti-American tendencies and actions for four years will do what the Constitution demands of them in this moment. That’s why I am joining an effort in the House to pass articles of impeachment and hope the Senate will convict and remove him from office.
“The President’s actions to incite yesterday’s mob violence in an attempt to overturn a free and fair election are an egregious violation of his constitutional oath to faithfully execute the office of President of the United States; an abject failure to preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States; and an absolute dereliction of his constitutional duty to take care that the laws be faithfully executed.
“I stand ready to take whatever actions are necessary and available in order to end this disgusting and sad era in America’s history. I will remain in Washington ready to act.”
Nanette Diaz Barragán is proud to represent California’s 44th Congressional District, which includes the communities of Carson, Compton, Florence-Firestone, Lynwood, North Long Beach, Rancho Dominguez, San Pedro, South Gate, Walnut Park, Watts, Willowbrook and Wilmington