Rep. Ted Deutch called an attack on the Capitol “one of the darkest days in our history.” He joined Tuesday in a vote calling on Vice President Mike Pence to invoke the 25th Amendment and remove President Donald Trump from office.
The Congressman cast his vote hours after saying responsibility for the Capitol riots “lies at the feet of the President.”
“This domestic terror attack was instigated by the sitting President who has for four years used violent rhetoric to delude and enrage his followers and direct their ire against his perceived enemies from both political parties, immigrants, peaceful protestors, the press and the institutions that form the fabric of our democracy,” Deutch said.
He also decried Sens. Ted Cruz and Josh Hawley and all other members of Congress who supported objecting to President-elect Joe Biden’s victory.
“The violent mob was encouraged by Republican senators and representatives who amplified dangerous lies and called on Trump’s supporters to ‘fight’ to overturn the 2020 election,” Deutch said. “The mob listened, rejecting the democratic tradition of peaceful protest and embracing violent insurrection. They marched on the Capitol armed with deadly weapons with the clear goal of harming elected officials and police officers and preventing