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Rep. Cori Bush has condemned members of the Republican Congress members for encouraging and even inciting the violence which ensued at Capitol Hill on Wednesday.
“I believe the Republican members of Congress who have incited this domestic terror attack through their attempts to overturn the election must face consequences,” she wrote. “They have broken their sacred Oath of Office. I will be introducing a resolution calling for their expulsion,” Bush tweeted.
Trump supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol to chants of “Trump won the election.” Wednesday was the first time the Capitol has been breached in more than 200 years.
Trump called told a crowd of supporters gathered on the Ellipse near the White House that he would march alongside them to the capitol.
He did not.
“We’re going to walk down to the Capitol. And we’re gonna cheer on our brave senators and congressmen and women. And we’re probably not going to be cheering, so much for some of them, because you’ll never take back our country with weakness, you have to show strength and you have to be strong,” he said at the rally.
Bush lays the blaming firmly at Trump’s feet: “I’m in the Capitol,” she wrote in a follow-up tweet. “I’m safe and my team and I are sheltering in place. The President of the United States has incited a riot that has now stormed the Capitol. There are rioters roaming the halls of the Capitol. I saw them with my own eyes. Our country deserves better.”
One woman was shot and killed by a police officer during the siege. Many other Trump loyalists were killed. He later called on the protestors to go home, calling them “American patriots,” and telling them he “loved” them.