WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Scott Peters (CA-52) released the following statement:
“President Trump incited an attempted coup at the Capitol that resulted in the death of five people. Clearly, the president is incapable or is unwilling to carry out his sworn duty to protect and defend the democracy. As a consequence, Vice President Mike Pence should invoke the 25th amendment. I want Republicans who created this tragic disaster to own it, and I want to give them the chance to take it upon themselves to fix it. Should they refuse, I will vote to impeach when the article comes before us this week.”
Rep. Peters was in the House gallery when rioters broke into the Capitol building. The lawmaker shared his initial thoughts in an op-ed published last week by the San Diego Union-Tribune.