LAGUNA BEACH, CA — Today, former Congressman Harley Rouda released the following statement urging his successor, Michelle Steel, to support Donald Trump’s impeachment and immediate removal from office less than a week after he incited a deadly insurrection at the Capitol.
“The anarchy and insurrection we witnessed to the central chambers of our sacred union last Wednesday was another step in a continued march by President Trump and his minions to supplant the fair and free election of 2020 with the installation of a fascist leader. Although these armed domestic terrorists failed to complete their coup d’état, we need to be clear-eyed about the immense dangers that still exist to our democracy.
It is absolutely apparent that we can no longer take our democracy for granted, and that we must actively fight for its survival. As citizens of this great nation, we must be focused on holding those accountable who have been complicit in what occurred.
That’s why after inciting the horrific and deeply shameful riot that resulted in the deaths of five Americans last week, it’s entirely evident that Donald Trump is a traitor to the United States of America and needs to be impeached and removed from office immediately.
With Republican leaders like Liz Cheney now supporting this effort, and rank and file GOP members vocalizing intent to vote for impeachment, Republicans and Democrats agree — this is a vote of conscience we must act on immediately.
I am calling on Michelle Steel to support impeaching our treasonous President. To prevent these attacks from ever happening again, and safeguard our democracy for years to come, elected officials must put their political agendas aside and put country over party. I hope Michelle Steel will join the bipartisan consensus and do what’s right for our nation.”