Mass. lawmakers react to Capitol breach, call for Trump’s impeachment

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WLNE) — Massachusetts law makers were quick to condemn the violence on Capitol Hill Wednesday, with many blaming President Trump and some calling for his impeachment.

Governor Charlie Baker tweeted out: “I join with Americans from every corner of the country to condemn the violence unfolding at the Capitol, and President Trump and his supporters must do the same immediately.”

Members of Massachusetts’ congressional delegation went a step further, pushing for the impeachment of President Trump.

Senator Ed Markey took to the senate floor after the chaos and spoke out about removing President Trump from office.

“We must recognize that Donald Trump is and remains a danger to our constitution and democracy,” Senator Markey said. “While time is limited, we should impeach him again and bar him from holding office in the future.”

Senator Elizabeth Warren also reacted, tweeting Wednesday evening: “The violence at the Capitol today was an attempted coup and an act of insurrection egged on by a corrupt president to overthrow our democracy.”

Representative Seth Moulton also called for the president’s impeachment tweeting: “Trump is directly responsible for this insurrection and violence. He needs to be removed from office immediately.”

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