January 13, 2021
Following today's bipartisan vote in the House of Representatives impeaching Donald Trump, Los Angeles County Democratic Party Chair Mark J Gonzalez released the following statement:
“Last week our nation was under attack from within. Attacked from people who claimed to be “patriots,” but were nothing more than domestic terrorists. Attacked by people who claim to “love America,” but have worked tirelessly to dismantle our democracy and the principles of our country. Attacked by people who took direction from charlatans who’s only goal has been to cling to power, while millions of Americans suffer through a pandemic. The ultimate charlatan, Donald Trump, called those people into action to stage a coup attempt, an insurrection, an attack on our Capitol and our nation’s leaders.
Today, in a bipartisan vote, the House of Representatives for the second time in this presidency has voted to impeach Donald Trump for high crimes and misdemeanors - incitement of insurrection. Make no mistake, the president is guilty of not only inciting violence against the Capitol of the nation he swore an oath to protect, but guilty again, of interfering in our democratic electoral process. Trump and his enablers like Congressmembers Kevin McCarthy and Mike Garcia, have failed to up hold their oath of office, and should never be able to hold public office again. The president has, and will continue to be a danger to every single American in this country, Democrat, Republican, or Independents. Now the trial and conviction lies with the senate, and we know that Senator Mitch McConnell is too afraid to do what’s right. Democrats in Los Angeles stand with incoming Senate Majority Leader Schumer and the Senate Democrats in ensuring that Trump his held accountable for his actions.”