2021-01-08 11:03:45

Republicans Should Back Impeachment After Trump Incited Mob Violence Against Them

Calls are growing for President Trump to resign or be removed from office after he incited supporters to storm the Capitol in an act of insurrection to disrupt the counting of Electoral College votes.

The unrest left five people dead, including a Capitol Police officer who was reportedly struck in the head by a fire extinguisher. Trump is losing support from his inner circle, with Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao both resigning before the end of Trump’s term.

The chief of the Capitol Police is also expected to resign next week, as multiple reports reveal police officers aiding rioters, from removing barricades to giving out the direction to the offices of specific lawmakers.

Democratic Congressmember Ro Khanna says Republicans must support efforts to remove Trump, especially as much of Trump’s incitement targeted Republican lawmakers who refused to back his false claims of election fraud.

“This was not an attack just on Democratic lawmakers. If anything, it was an incitement of violence against Republican lawmakers,” says Khanna.

Democracy Now! produces a daily, global, independent news hour hosted by award-winning journalists Amy Goodman and Juan González. 

Our reporting includes breaking daily news headlines and in-depth interviews with people on the front lines of the world’s most pressing issues. 

On DN!, you’ll hear a diversity of voices speaking for themselves, providing a unique and sometimes provocative perspective on global events.

Missed an episode?  Check out DN on FSTV VOD anytime or visit the show page for the latest clips.

#FreeSpeechTV is one of the last standing national, independent news networks committed to advancing progressive social change. 

#FSTV is available on Dish, DirectTV, AppleTV, Roku, Sling, and online at freespeech.org.

25th amendment Amy Goodman Betsy DeVos Capitol Police Capitol Riot Congress Democracy Now! Donald Trump Elaine Chao Free Speech TV GOP impeachment Joe Biden Republicans Ro Khanna United Staes United States

Politics

The David Pakman Show

Fox News Has Stricter Vaccine Policy Than Biden's Proposal

Fox News Has Stricter Vaccine Policy Than Biden's Proposal

The David Pakman Show

Nicki Minaj Debunked by Disgusted Trinidadian Official

Nicki Minaj Debunked by Disgusted Trinidadian Official

The David Pakman Show

Trump Wants General Charged with Treason for Exposing Trump's Idiocy

Trump Wants General Charged with Treason for Exposing Trump's Idiocy

The Thom Hartmann Program

Fox News Employees Almost All Fully Vaccinated

Fox News Employees Almost All Fully Vaccinated

Related

Democracy Now!

“Another World Is Possible”: How Occupy Wall Street Reshaped Politics, Kicked Off New Era of Protest

“Another World Is Possible”: How Occupy Wall Street Reshaped Politics, Kicked Off New Era of Protest

The David Pakman Show

Fox News Has Stricter Vaccine Policy Than Biden's Proposal

Fox News Has Stricter Vaccine Policy Than Biden's Proposal

Democracy Now!

“Systemic Failure”: Top Gymnasts Blast FBI for Bungling Sexual Abuse Probe of Dr. Larry Nassar

“Systemic Failure”: Top Gymnasts Blast FBI for Bungling Sexual Abuse Probe of Dr. Larry Nassar

The David Pakman Show

Trump Wants General Charged with Treason for Exposing Trump's Idiocy

Trump Wants General Charged with Treason for Exposing Trump's Idiocy

Proud Partners