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Democrats and Republicans unite to make Capitol riots a fundraising issue

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Democrats in Congress want to hold Republican leaders accountable for Wednesday’s Capitol riots, and they are already campaigning about it.

Lawmakers on Thursday were exploring possible legal repercussions for President Donald Trump and GOP lawmakers after a group of Trump supporters, spurred by right-wing rhetoric claiming the presidential election was stolen, besieged the building du Capitole in a violent confrontation with the leftist police. five dead.

Indictment and invocation of the 25th Amendment have been suggested. Representative Cori Bush, meanwhile, said she would present a resolution to sanction or remove members of the House who supported challenges to the election results.

“I believe the Republican members of Congress who instigated this national terrorist attack by attempting to overturn the election must bear the consequences. They broke their sacred oath of office, ”the Missouri congressman wrote on Twitter. “I will present a resolution calling for their deportation.”

She supported her statement by creating and promoting the GOPCoup.com website. The site encourages Americans to add their names as co-signers of “Rep. Cori Bush’s Bill to Investigate and Deport These Members of Congress “then asks for their full names, zip codes and email addresses. This common campaign tactic, used to gather information about supporters and add it to mailing lists asking for donations, is frequently used by Republican Sen. Ted cruz and others.

“You can receive email updates from Cori Bush for Congress, Justice Democrats, Be A Hero, LeftNet, Ayanna Pressley for Congress, Common Defense, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for Congress, Jamaal Bowman for Congress “and 22 other political action committees, the fine print of the website reads.

Cruz, meanwhile, used his initial objection to the certification of the presidential election in favor of President-elect Joe Biden to also raise campaign funds. “Ted Cruz here,” he wrote in a mass text sent to supporters. “I am leading the fight to dismiss key voters from key states unless there is an emergency verification of election results. Do you want to stay with me? The post included a link to a campaign site.

Cruz ended his fight to delay or prevent Biden’s certification following the riots. Yet he used a Thursday morning speech in the Senate to continue to falsely imply that the election results were incorrect.

It was a matter of “respect” for the voters, said Cruz, arguing that the Senate was telling them “to go jump in a lake” even though they had “deep concerns” about the validity of the vote count. in their state. “This jeopardizes, I believe, the legitimacy of this election and the following ones.”

The vast majority of voters believe that Biden legitimately won the White House.

On Thursday night, Trump released a video finally conceding the election. “Now Congress has certified the results. A new administration will be inaugurated on January 20, ”he said. “My goal now is to ensure a smooth, orderly and transparent power transition. This moment calls for healing and reconciliation. “

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