FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 13, 2021
Contact: Katrina Martell at firstname.lastname@example.org
Strickland’s Statement on the Impeachment of Donald Trump
Washington, D.C. — Today, Congresswoman Marilyn Strickland (WA-10) released the following statement after the House voted on a bipartisan basis to impeach President Donald Trump for inciting a violent insurrection against the U.S. Congress in an attempt to overturn the results of the 2020 Presidential Election.
“The domestic terrorist attack on January 6th made clear that there was no other option than to impeach President Trump and remove him from office — he is currently the biggest threat to national security, global security, and our democracy. I did not come to Congress to impeach the president. I came to Congress to help my community and make our government work better for them. But I took the Oath of Office 10 days ago, and that means I committed to defending our Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic. The House took swift and necessary bipartisan action today to defend our nation from the danger that Trump represents and address the act of domestic terrorism he incited.
“On January 6th, our democracy was stained. Our Capitol was defaced. Federal crimes were committed. Five Americans died. More than 50 police officers were seriously injured, including 15 officers who were hospitalized. All because the president couldn’t accept the outcome of an election. This wasn’t just an attack on our Capitol complex, this was an attack on every single American and our values. Washingtonians, and all Americans, are demanding that every person involved in inciting this seditious insurrection must face the consequences - and that starts with the president. This isn’t just about protecting our democracy for the next few days, we are working to make sure that Trump can never do such grave harm ever again.
“We have much work ahead to heal the wounds that this president has inflicted on the fabric of our nation. The fact that lawmakers from both parties came together to join the American people in demanding justice today is a promising first step in that process.”