A group of Republicans on Capitol Hill introduced a resolution calling on President Trump to be censured for violating his oath of office and “attempting to unlawfully overturn the 2020 presidential election.”
The legislation was co-sponsored by GOP Reps. Brian Fitzpatrick of Pennsylvania and Tom Reed of New York, according to a Tuesday evening news release. The congressmen were joined by other Republican lawmakers in introducing the resolution, which seeks to punish Trump for the events of last week while not going as far as impeaching him as Democrats, and some Republicans, wish to do.
“In the aftermath of the riot at the Capitol last week, lawmakers have the solemn duty to accomplish two missions: hold the President fully and unequivocally accountable for his actions, and simultaneously calm and heal the fever-pitch tensions in our country,” the news release read.
“Moreover, both Democrat and Republican Members of the U.S. Senate are convinced that the House’s impeachment efforts