Democrat Pramila Jayapal shared on Twitter that she is going to vote for Donald Trump's second impeachment on January 13.
Her tweet read, " One week ago, Donald Trump incited insurrectionists to carry out a deadly assault on our country. Today, I will vote to impeach him. We must hold this president fully accountable."
One week ago, Donald Trump incited insurrectionists to carry out a deadly assault on our country.— Rep. Pramila Jayapal (@RepJayapal) January 13, 2021
Today, I will vote to impeach him. We must hold this president fully accountable.
Jayapal, the elected Chair of the United States’ Congressional Progressive Caucus, had tested positive for COVID-19 on January 12 and she had blamed the Capitol Hill riots as the reason for the spread of the virus. She had alleged that the Republicans had "cruelly refused to wear a mask" on the day and had even mocked the ones who offered them one.
It is Jayapal's third consecutive term as the Congresswoman from Washington. She is an Indian-American who hails from Tamil Nadu in India.
The congresswoman on her website issued a strongly-worded statement condemning the Capitol riots as a coronavirus “superspreader” as well as a “domestic terrorist attack.”
House moves for the impeachment of Donald Trump
Many Democrats including VP-elect Kamala Harris had condemned the Capitol Hill riots and had blamed Donald Trump for inciting the masses. Nancy Pelosi among others had called for Trump's second impeachment. Pramila Jayapal had tweeted, “I will not rest until I do everything in my power to remove this President from office.”
According to a report by The New York Times, Democrats along with members of Trump's Republican party have unanimously agreed on Trump's removal from office. Many of the members from Donald Trump's cabinet have already resigned.
Who Is Pramila Jayapal?
Pramila Jayapal a representative of the US Democratic Party defeated her Republican competitor Craig Keller by a huge margin of 70 per cent point during the Seventh Congressional District of Washington State in the US Election 2020. Currently, she is serving her third term as a Congresswoman. Jayapal is also the Chair of United States' Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC). Read more about her here.