WHATCOM — All of the Democratic federal legislators representing the county have joined in the call for President Trump to resign or be impeached for his role in inciting what became the Jan. 6 storming and invasion of the U.S. Capitol building.
These were comments last week:
• Suzan DelBene, 1st District Congresswoman: “This national nightmare must end.
“Most alarming, this violent mob was actively encouraged by the sitting President of the United States. When Congress pleaded for help, he did nothing.
“President Trump violated his oath of office to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States. He is an active threat to the nation as long as he remains in the Oval Office.”
• Rick Larsen, 2nd District Congressman: “Last year, I voted to impeach President Trump and I am prepared again to vote for articles of impeachment. After yesterday’s horrific events at the Capitol, President Trump must be removed from office immediately.”
• Patty Murray, U.S. Senator: “The insurrectionists who stormed the Capitol today should be held fully accountable for their actions under the law. So should the President. The most immediate way to ensure the President is prevented from causing further harm in coming days is to invoke the 25th Amendment and remove him from office. As history watches, I urge Vice President Pence and the President’s cabinet to put country before party and act.”
• Maria Cantwell, U.S. Senator: “I supported impeaching the President before for his misuse of his office. And I will support impeachment again for abusing power and attempting to interfere in the election results in Georgia. Promulgating misinformation as he did yesterday about our election system is a threat to our democracy. He is failing to uphold our Constitution. I would also support his cabinet in their measures to remove him from office.”