Sherrill Hints That Some Reps May Have Aided Capitol Rioters


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Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill (D-NJ11) dropped a bombshell at the end of a Facebook Live session on her plans to vote again to impeach President Donald J. Trump: That some of her fellow members of Congress may have aided the January 6 attack on the Capitol by giving building tours to groups the day before.

“We can’t have a democracy of too many members of our police force and our military are acting to overturn it, and undermine it,” Sherrill said during the 15-minute broadcast. “We can’t have democracy, if members of Congress are actively, helping the president overturn the election results. And so not only do I intend to see that the President is removed, and never runs for office again and doesn’t have access to classified material. I also intend to see that those members of Congress who abetted him, those members of Congress who had groups coming to the Capitol that I saw on January 5th in reconnaissance for the next day. Those members of Congress that incited this violent crowd, those members of Congress that attempted to help our president undermine our democracy. I’m going to say that they’re held accountable, and if necessary, ensure that they don’t serve in Congress. ”

Sherrill did not name the members of Congress that led the groups or incited the crowd. Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL5) directly addressed Trump’s rally before attendees marched on and ransacked the Capitol. Sherrill’s press secretary did not immediately return MyVeronaNJ’s text for comment.

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Sherrill said that she will be going to the House floor tonight to vote on a resolution to invoke the 25th amendment, but she noted that Vice President Mike Pence has indicated that he is not going to act it. “So that being the case, I likely will be voting on an article of impeachment tomorrow,” she added. “It’s just one. And it’s very clear, incitement of insurrection, and it reads, in part, that in violation of his constitutional duty to take care that the laws be faithfully executed, Donald John Trump engaged in high crimes and misdemeanors by inciting violence against the government of the United States.”

You can watch her remarks in full here:

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Virginia Citrano
Virginia Citrano
Virginia Citrano grew up in Verona. She moved away to write and edit for The Wall Street Journal’s European edition, Institutional Investor, Crain’s New York Business and Since returning to Verona, she has volunteered for school, civic and religious groups, served nine years on the Verona Environmental Commission and is now part of Sustainable Verona. She co-founded MyVeronaNJ in 2009. You can reach Virginia at [email protected]


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