Amid Riots, Wexton Calls for Trump’s Removal

As a Trump-supporting mob occupied parts of the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, stoked on by President Donald J. Trump’s continuing false claims of a stolen election, Rep. Jennifer T. Wexton (D-VA-10) called for Trump to be removed from office.

“The President has been encouraging these domestic terrorists since before the election,” Wexton wrote.

“He could have stopped them at any moment, but instead he whipped them into a frenzy and sicced them on the Capitol.

“The Cabinet must remove him today or the House must impeach,” she wrote.

Trump spoke to protesters in Washington, DC, this morning, repeating his baseless allegations that the 2020 presidential election was “stolen.” After some of those protesters stormed the capitol building, interrupting Congress in the process of certifying Joe Biden’s electoral victory, Trump published a recorded statement on Twitter asking the protesters to pull back from the capitol, but maintaining his electoral fraud narrative.

“I know your pain, I know your hurt. We had an election that was stolen from us, it was a landslide election, and everyone knows it, especially the other side,” Trump said. “But you have to go home now, we have to have peace, we have to have law and order.”

While Twitter’s usual disclaimer, “This claim about election fraud has been disputed,” is common to Trump’s account, the platform applied a new disclaimer and restrictions to that video and one other Trump tweet today: “This claim of election fraud is disputed, and this Tweet can’t be replied to, Retweeted, or liked due to a risk of violence.”

15 thoughts on “Amid Riots, Wexton Calls for Trump’s Removal

  • 2021-01-06 at 6:06 pm
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    Let’s take a moment to breathe and consider the consequences to the USA from a world perspective. The churn that such a tactic could cause for two weeks of political bragging tights would put the USA in a position where a global competitor could be tempted to strike or do something catastrophic which we would be weakened both militaristically and financially to respond to. Yes – he clearly spoke intentionally to a crowd to walk to the Capital without reasonable cautions to just protest outside the perimeter of the Capital. Yes he told them to go home after it was obvious they were going too far. No – it is not true that there is no evidence of election fraud (as you know witness affidavits are evidence) but there is a question whether it is outcome determinative or not. Trump has done damage to the GOP, motivated the democrats to elect some of the least competent people on the planet and injured our reputation across the globe but when do we stop issuing Trump hate notices to the media, to our children and to our global partners? I hope to never hear the word “Trump” ever again or at least until Ivanka is ready to run for Senate. 🙂
    Now how about taking all that energy and setting up a meeting with the Dept. of Transportation, Loudoun BOS, VA and MD Transport people and FIXING the Point of Rocks Bridge capacity and Route 15 north of Leesburg which is a federal jurisdiction issue yet to be fixed or even worked on during all of your representation? 🙂

  • 2021-01-06 at 7:51 pm
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    why would you waste taxpayers money on someone who will be gone it two weeks. Put aside the party pettiness and focus on helping everyone survive the Covid Pandemic. Jennifer please remember it takes two to tango.

  • 2021-01-06 at 8:07 pm
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    The media spun up the hate on Trump and all but gave groups like ANTIFA the game plan to do what was done today. I can guarantee you that many of the people who were rioting and causing damage and mayhem were ANTIFA members in MAGA hats. This has been the plan all along and I knew it was going to happen, which is exactly why I was not going anywhere near DC today- I knew this event would be hijacked by idiots, who don’t speak for me or my political beliefs.
    I guess I could make excuses for any real Trump supporters that were downtown today and say they were just peacefully protesting (sound familiar?) and expressing their frustration. By the way, who were all those people calling the police today? Oh…the same people who called to defund the police. Funny how that works.

    • 2021-01-07 at 3:46 pm
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      What a fool you must be to think that all the rest of the world are as foolish as you. Time to stop blaming everyone else for your party’s bad behavior. This all falls to the feet of the MAGA crew. Not the “Antifa” not BLM< not the dreaded socialists. This is all them. All day long.

      I'd say, yes, pull the 25th ammendment card on Trump — god only knows what he'll do next. He's proven himself unable to exercise self-control, and now that his entire cabinet seemingly has quit, there's no one around to hold him back. If we're lucky enough to never hear the name Trump again it will be a blessing. Maybe, in 30 years or so, the Republicants will manage to find a candidate of quality, but for now, they've proven themselves absolutely feckless.

      Come on — this bozo's followers broke in to the Senate. We're very lucky a Senator or Representative wasn't killed. We went to war for a Trillion dollars and 15 years for the WTC, and this team is killing more Americans every week than Al Qaeda managed to do. Wake up Republicans, if this was a Democrat, you'd be screaming bloody murder. They held 2 years of hearings on Benghazi, and all you have is a shrug. What a shameful crew of people, truly a disgrace.

  • 2021-01-06 at 8:12 pm
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    This less than human person should have been removed 4 years ago. He has subjected our country to worldwide ridicule and pity. Who would believe the world would pity us. We have lost our place in the world and now fully half of this country sides with someone like Trump. He has no values, no soul, no heart. He lies, he cheats, he puts himself ahead of everyone else.

    Because of his lack of strength, he let CV19 take control here like no other country. All 350k deaths due to CV19 are on his hands. He can spin it any way he wants, but he knows he failed and failed big. History will not be kind to him or his GOP or his supporters.

    I have no respect for anyone who supports Trump. I have ceased doing any business with a number of places when I learn they were flying Trump flags during the campaign. Some shocked me, because I dealt with them for years. But no more. If I find someone is a Trump supporter, our company does not do business with them.

    Wexton is right to call for immediate removal of this sick, sick man. Our only hope is that once the stench of Trump is gone, he will be summarily prosecuted and put in prison with the rest of the dregs of society. Go Jennifer, go!!

  • 2021-01-07 at 7:06 am
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    Don’t recall Wexton clutching her pearls this summer and fall when the White House was assaulted and nearly breached by her left wing fringe supporters. Nor when people eating dinner outside were accosted and assaulted by her mobs, or business were being burned down by her supporters.
    Don’t expect us to be upset now.

    Wexton should go back to the basics such as voting to ban the words, Mother, Father, Brother, Sister, Grand Parents, and First Cousins from use in the House Chamber. Oh wait… she already voted to ban those words.
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    • 2021-01-07 at 3:48 pm
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      Cause that didn’t happen. Secret service built a bigger fence around the building. And get your details straight — the President of the United States encouraged a mob of thugs to assault the Capitol to prevent a pro-forma vote from happening. There’s a constant attempt to “Whataboutism” events that are in no way relative. No Democrat asked a squad of BLM to raid the white house, but the leader of the republicant party did exactly that.

      • 2021-01-07 at 9:31 pm
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        Cmackg, are you delusional? Let’s review.

        A felon name George Floyd, who between 1997 and 2005 served eight prison terms on various charges, including armed robbery, drug possession, theft, and trespass, died of an overdose of drugs (“lethal” level of drugs in his system – his MO was to swallow the drugs as cops arrived as there were drugs in the car and he had done this on previous arrests) this summer. With him was another felon with a warrant out for his arrest who was busy dropping drugs into a street drain while Floyd was distracting the cops. The radical Leftists including Wexton encouraged everybody to “protest” leading to mass violence. Wexton and her socialists’ call to defund police has led to murder rates increasing between 50% and 100% this year in many major cities who appeased such “defund” demands including Minneapolis, New York and Atlanta. The victims of those crime sprees are almost universally minorities.

        Wexton doesn’t suffer the consequences of these “defund” movements. She lives in a wealthy area protected by ….. police. She cheered as stores (Target, Walmart, etc.) were looted. Many of those stores will leave the minority neighborhoods never to return. Wexton couldn’t care less as she gets a political wedge issue for virtue-signaling affluent white women. Wexton cheered as police in Seattle and Portland let BLM anarchy zones (“autonomous”) zones run wild where youth were killed and businesses were extorted. Wexton thought this was cute.

        Meanwhile, minorities increased their votes for Trump. Black males voted for Trump at nearly twice the rate of Romney. Hispanics increased their votes for Trump. Who didn’t? The fake, privileged white women who wouldn’t know how to find the ghetto if they had a GPS.

        It is never appropriate to surge past a police guard. But the notion Trump supporters “trashed” offices is ridiculous. They left a flag in Merkley’s office and he calls that “trashing”. The hypocrisy is dripping. We see what real “trashing” results in. Burned down cop precincts. Completely looted stores. Ex-policemen (minorities) who were serving as private security killed by Antifa/BLM thugs. Folks like Wexton demanded police who were simply protecting minority victims (see Jacob Blake’s victims) be imprisoned. On the flip side, nobody is yelling or screaming about an unarmed white woman being killed by Capitol police. When you ignore commands in a sensitive area like the Capitol, even if you are unarmed, you run the risk of being killed. Had that protestor shot in the Capitol been black, you better believe Wexton and the rest would call for the Capitol policeman to be imprisoned for life.

        These Hypocrats are a complete joke. They are the cause of so much carnage in the minority communities.

      • 2021-01-08 at 10:49 am
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        Why did the SS have to build a bigger fence around the WH Charlie? Because of all the “protesters” were so peaceful? Wait ’till you see the wall about to go up around the Capitol. I assure you plenty of folks on the Hill ecstatic about it. They don’t like us Charlie. They don’t like anybody except for who’s in their little club.

        You know, and I know, the vote was always going to happen. No need for histrionics.

        We’ve been told rioting is good all summer long. Now, we’re supposed to feel different because a bunch of millionaires had to sit in their offices? Tell that to the small business owners, many of them minorities, who had to look at the smoking hole they poured their life into.
        Ask them how they feel. It’s relevant to them.

        Rioting was totally cool with Congress, until it showed up at their work place.

  • 2021-01-07 at 12:57 pm
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    BLM and Antifa tore up the country all summer (and earlier) while Democrats looked the other way and their apologists gushed with reasons why those rioters were really just “protesters.”

    Will Wexton vote to defund the Capitol Police now?

    The real “crime” yesterday was that the People actually deposed the Establishment for 4 hours. While the Establishment is fine with Americans tearing up other Americans in the streets all year long, they are now appalled because THEY finally got touched.

    • 2021-01-07 at 3:50 pm
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      David — I’ve respected your views on the School Board for years, but come on man, are you really trying to say it’s okay to raid the Capitol because you weren’t able to convince enough americans to vote for the republicant president? What a bunch of babies.

      • 2021-01-07 at 5:30 pm
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        I’m asking why is yesterday’s mob unacceptable, but the repeated mobs that burned and looted Portland, etc. for months acceptable? I’m pointing out the hypocrisy of Democrats and their stupid “defund the police” movement.

        And I really do think that the Establishment is perfectly fine have Americans tear each other up as long as it has no real effect on their elitist little world. Yesterday could have been a lot worse for them, and they felt real fear.

  • 2021-01-07 at 3:57 pm
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    I agree with Congresswoman Wexton–TRUMP must go before the sunsets today!!! I am a retired U.S. Army Officer, Vietnam Vet, was serving as a DAC in the Pentagon on 9/11 and am an Election Official in Loudoun County VA. I took an oath to the Constitution and not to any one person! The POTUS took the same oath as did all senators and congress people but he forgot his and so did Senators Cruz and Hawley and over 100 members of the House. I am still in shock after seeing the horrific events of 6 January and demand that President Trump be removed from office NOW–He presents a Clear and Present Danger to our Democracy and while being banned on social media , he still has access to the nuclear codes!!! I have written to Senators Kaine and Warner and Representative Wexton of my home state of VA asking for action to remove him from office before he can do more harm. He has a history of lying to the public and unfortunately many have bought into his lies–then yesterday after all this lying , he lit the “match” that caused the crowd to march up Pennsylvania Ave to the capitol, but not before he told one more lie–I WILL BE WITH YOU. He instead went back to his TV in the WH to watch all the mayhem that he caused-typical since this is the way he has done things even before he was POTUS. How many more “matches” can he toss between now and noon on 20 January. So now he tells lies about the election being rigged -even before we voted-so many times that they are repeated on Fox and Newsmax that many believe him him. Then ambitious spineless people like Senator Ted Cruz (Republican Senator from Texas)and MO Republican Senator Josh Hawley try to capitalize on it, even after the mob stormed the capitol–Hawley even gave them a (I AM With You) sign before he went into the capitol–only surprised that these two did not welcome the mob (their buddies) into the chambers when they did storm the building!. A lot of things have to happen now after the events of 6 January but the number one thing is to remove the president now!!! He is a Clear and Present Danger to our Democracy!

  • 2021-01-07 at 7:55 pm
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    For many hours I watched the hearings on One American News Network (OANN, Verizon 116) where swing state legislators (mostly Republican) listened to complaints about irregularities during the presidential election. They were substantial and believable. Numerous Republican poll watchers were treated as if they should not be there. They were so shocked at what they experienced they signed affidavits to their truthfulness of their claims. These hearings and revelations from numerous experts and others whom have I heard are reasons, I believe, President Trump won majorities in these states.
    The election was compromised.
    Witnesses and experts should have been permitted to show evidence of wrongdoing in a court or some legal body.
    President Trump’s enemies have gone too far. They should not have been able to get away with it, but they have. I now have no trust in our voting process.

  • 2021-01-07 at 8:16 pm
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    Typical for a fraud such as herself to call for something like this. She has no platform other than to mimic AOC, Pelosi,and Schumer. When she has an original thought then maybe we’ll talk.

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