Huffman Responds Live to Constituent Questions on the January 6, 2021 Assault on the Capitol and Congress
January 12, 2021
Washington, D.C. – On Tuesday, January 12, 2021 Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) held a virtual town hall to respond to questions and provide a report on the Wednesday, January 6 assault on the Capitol and Congress during the certification of the Electoral College results. Topics included the 25th Amendment, articles of impeachment, Capitol Police readiness, holding rioters and those who incited violence accountable, as well as ways to ensure a safe, peaceful transfer of power in the coming days.
Following the violent insurrection in Washington, D.C., Rep. Huffman has taken several important steps to defend democracy and hold President Trump and his enablers accountable.
Rep. Huffman has joined:
- Articles of impeachment, which were introduced in the House this week with over 200 colleagues and will be voted on this week.
- A resolution calling for invoking the 25th Amendment to immediately remove Trump from office.
- A letter calling on Department of Justice to charge perpetrators.
- A resolution to sanction and remove lawmakers who supported the insurrection under Section 3 of the 14th Amendment.
- A letter calling for investigation into why Capitol Police allowed rioters to enter the Capitol, while peaceful Black Lives Matter protesters were met with militarized presence.
- A letter calling for inquiry into the National Guard’s delayed response.
- A letter urging that Congress remain in session to address the assault on our democracy.
- A letter calling for the creation of an independent commission to investigate the security breach and United States Capitol Police failures.
- A letter to the FBI on the role of online extremism in the insurrection.
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