At this point, it's starting to seem like Ilhan Omar is filing articles of impeachment against President Trump on an almost daily basis. But as protesters broke into the US Capitol during what MSNBC, CNBC, the NYT and (unsurprisingly) Buzzfeed described as an "attempted coup", the Minnesota Congresswoman is back at it, demanding that Trump must be impeached (presumably in the remaining two weeks of his term).
In a tweet, Omar wrote that "Donald J. Trump should be impeached by the House of Representatives & removed from office by the United States Senate. We can’t allow him to remain in office, it’s a matter of preserving our Republic and we need to fulfill our oath."
I am drawing up Articles of Impeachment.— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) January 6, 2021
Donald J. Trump should be impeached by the House of Representatives & removed from office by the United States Senate.
We can’t allow him to remain in office, it’s a matter of preserving our Republic and we need to fulfill our oath.
An army of "reply guys" (and "reply girls") jumped into Omar's mentions to praise her.
Thank you! You also need to investigate the police that are escorting the rioters out and not in cuffs! These a’hole should be under arrest for rioting etc at the Nation’s Capitol! This isn’t how to establish order!— Sandy in Derwood (@DerwoodS85) January 6, 2021
They are part of the coup and should be arrested. This breaks my heart. God damn it!— csdPagan (@csdPagan) January 6, 2021
It is Treason and the entire @GOP are responsible. Arrest them all!— csdPagan (@csdPagan) January 6, 2021
Her squad co-member, Rep. Ayanna Pressley just piled on too...
Rep. Ayanna Pressley is calling for Trump to be impeached and removed from office.— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) January 6, 2021
And then Illinois Governor Pritzker grabbed his 30 seconds of fame by demanding impeachment...
I don’t make a statement like this lightly: Two weeks is too long for Donald Trump to remain in office, where he can continue to incite more untold violence.— Governor JB Pritzker (@GovPritzker) January 6, 2021
Read my full statement calling on Congress to impeach and remove @realDonaldTrump: pic.twitter.com/DJ1KpyV1Z5
Meanwhile, the National Association of Manufacturers and its President and CEO, Jay Timmons, released the following statement in response to the large groups of armed Trump adherents storming the Capitol, in which they demanded that Trump be removed with the help of the 25th Amendment, "to preserve democracy."
“Armed violent protestors who support the baseless claim by outgoing president Trump that he somehow won an election that he overwhelmingly lost have stormed the U.S. Capitol today, attacking police officers and first responders, because Trump refused to accept defeat in a free and fair election. Throughout this whole disgusting episode, Trump has been cheered on by members of his own party, adding fuel to the distrust that has enflamed violent anger. This is not law and order. This is chaos. It is mob rule. It is dangerous. This is sedition and should be treated as such. The outgoing president incited violence in an attempt to retain power, and any elected leader defending him is violating their oath to the Constitution and rejecting democracy in favor of anarchy. Anyone indulging conspiracy theories to raise campaign dollars is complicit. Vice President Pence, who was evacuated from the Capitol, should seriously consider working with the Cabinet to invoke the 25th Amendment to preserve democracy."
“This is not the vision of America that manufacturers believe in and work so hard to defend. Across America today, millions of manufacturing workers are helping our nation fight the deadly pandemic that has already taken hundreds of thousands of lives. We are trying to rebuild an economy and save and rebuild lives. But none of that will matter if our leaders refuse to fend off this attack on America and our democracy—because our very system of government, which underpins our very way of life, will crumble.”
The NAM is effectively proposing a 25th amendment "counter coup", after the media repeatedly described Wednesday's unrest as a "coup d'etat" (even though it clear wasn't).
William Cohen, a former defense secretary who served under Bill Clinton, meanwhile echoed the NAM's call for Trump's cabinet to utilize the 25th Amendment to oust Trump in the final weeks of his presidency.
On a side note, we couldn't help but be surprised at just how fast this group was able to draft a statement demanding Trump's removal... almost as if they had it already prepared.