Statement of Congressman Mark DeSaulnier on Attack on the U.S. Capitol and 25th Amendment

January 7, 2021
Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Mark DeSaulnier (CA-11) issued the following statement on the recent attack on the U.S. Capitol and calls for President Donald Trump to be removed from office.

“Yesterday, the United States Capitol was invaded by a mob that was quite deliberately incited by the current President of the United States. It is a miracle that there was not greater carnage and loss of life. Donald Trump should not be in office for one moment longer, and should never again be allowed to hold office. He has defiled his sacred oath. 

The 25th Amendment should be immediately invoked to remove the President from control. If the Vice President and Cabinet refuse to take action, Donald Trump should be impeached as rapidly as possible. What we have seen from him over the last four years and beyond is a clear disrespect for rule of law and the Constitution except as it suits him. We cannot let this go. History will not forgive him, and if we are silent it will not forgive us.”