Madeleine Dean

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

Madeleine Dean
January 13, 2021
House impeachment proceedings for President Donald J. Trump
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Madam Speaker, one week ago today, I was trapped in this House Chamber as the banging on the doors began. I feared for colleagues, reporters, and staff. I feared for myself. The attack on the Capitol will never be forgotten. The President and many in this Chamber have shamelessly peddled dangerous untruths about the election, despite the warnings of where those lies would lead. And last Wednesday, those lies and dangers found themselves inside this Capitol. This hateful rhetoric is another deadly virus. It is time to remove it from its host. To heal, we need accountability and truth. That begins by acknowledging the President's dangerous lies and their deadly consequences. Removing Donald Trump is the beginning of restoring decency and democracy. What happened last week will not be forgotten, and what we do this week will long be remembered. Vote yes on impeachment.

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