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San Diego Representative talks impeachment, Capitol riots

Sara Jacobs
Posted at 6:32 PM, Jan 08, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-08 21:39:19-05

WASHINGTON D.C. (KGTV) – A San Diego congresswoman is weighing in on the second impeachment effort against President Trump.

District 53 Representative Sara Jacobs has had a whirlwind first week in office. She was sworn in last Sunday, braced for her life at the Capitol Wednesday, and on Friday, she co-sponsored articles of impeachment against the president.

“If we don’t take a stand against what he did it erodes our standing around the world to tell other countries that they need to uphold rule of law and democracy,” said Jacobs.

Democrats are swiftly moving to impeach while still reeling from Wednesday’s deadly attack on the Capitol.

“All of a sudden we heard the protestors actually banging on the door behind us,” said Jacobs. “We heard gunshots. Tear gas had just been used in the rotunda as we put on our gas masks, hid under our chairs.”

Lawmakers are warning President Trump is a threat to national security and could wage serious damage on his way out of office.

“It is simply unconscionable that a sitting U.S. president would put members of an equal branch of government’s lives at risk because he wants to overturn the will of the American people,” said Jacobs.

Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski is the first GOP senator calling on President Trump to resign, saying, “I want him out. He has caused enough damage.”

Other GOP leaders argue impeachment this late in the president’s term would only divide the county even further.

“I believe the House will impeach the president and I hope enough senators, regardless of their party will put their country first and do the right thing,” said Jacobs.

If the president is impeached by the House and convicted by the Senate, it may prevent him from holding any public office again. He would be the only president to be impeached twice.

Although articles of impeachment are set to be filed Monday, the House will likely not vote until at least Wednesday.