Ilhan Omar

Remarks on impeachment of Donald J. Trump - Jan. 13, 2021

Ilhan Omar
January 13, 2021
House impeachment proceedings for President Donald J. Trump
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Mr. Speaker. Let us not mince words about what happened last week. It was a violent attempt to interrupt our democratic process. It was a targeted blow at the most essential process that makes us a democracy. It was a direct and specifically incited by the President of the United States. For years we have been asked to turn a blind eye to the criminality, corruption and blatant disregard to the rule of law by the tyrant President we have in the White House. We as a nation can no longer look away. The President not only incited an insurrection against our government, but has in word and deed led a rebellion. We cannot simply move past this or turn the page. For us to be able to survive as a functioning democracy, there has to be accountability. We must impeach and remove this President from the office immediately so that he cannot be a threat to our democracy. I stand ready to fulfill my oath of office and I challenge my colleagues on the other side of the aisle to do the same.

Omar, I. [C-SPAN]. (2021, January 13). U.S. House: Debate on Impeachment Resolution Against President Trump [] Retrieved on February 16, 2022 from