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Blumenthal: Capitol Attack Instigation By Trump 'Certainly Punishable By Impeachment'

Ryan Caron King

U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut said impeachment may be the only alternative to remove President Donald Trump from office after last week’s violent pro-Trump assault on the U.S. Capitol.

Blumenthal said Congress needs to impeach if Trump refuses to resign and if Vice President Mike Pence refuses to use the 25th Amendment to remove him from office.

“The president of the United States incited and instigated a mob assault, literally domestic terrorism, to stop the vote count in the United States Congress. That is a violation of law that certainly is a high crime and misdemeanor punishable by impeachment,” Blumenthal said.

Blumenthal and eight other Democratic senators also asked the U.S. Department of Justice for a detailed report on its investigation into the attack — including how evidence is being collected and how the role of right-wing domestic terrorist groups is being investigated.

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Davis Dunavin loves telling stories, whether on the radio or around the campfire. He fell in love with sound-rich radio storytelling while working as an assistant reporter at KBIA public radio in Columbia, Missouri. Before coming back to radio, he worked in digital journalism as the editor of Newtown Patch. As a freelance reporter, his work for WSHU aired nationally on NPR. Davis is a proud graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism; he started in Missouri and ended up in Connecticut, which, he'd like to point out, is the same geographic trajectory taken by Mark Twain.

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