Rep. Jacobs: 'Rioters' won't change our democracy

Newly sworn in Congresswoman Sara Jacobs is among those supporting calls for President Donald Trump's impeachment. She says those responsible for what she calls an "attempted coup" must be held accountable. (Jan. 12)

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REP. SARA JACOBS: I'm a co-sponsor of the Articles of impeachment. As soon as I got back to my office on Wednesday, from the secure location, I decided it was very important that we called for impeachment. I think we need to hold President Trump and anyone who incited, encouraged, or committed these acts of violence accountable. I know from my experience that the first time an incident like this happens, the first time you have an attempted coup, which is what this was, you have to have the highest level of accountability to make sure that something like this doesn't happen again. And that's why I feel so strongly that we need to get President Trump out of office.

I think that what we experienced on Wednesday was not the end, especially because they were able to get so far into the Capitol that there is a lot of exuberance among some of them who are emboldened now to try and do something more. So I believe that from now through the inauguration of President-elect Biden, we will have to be at a real extensive security posture. But I also know that one of the most important things we need to do right now is to relentlessly continue the norms and traditions of our democracy. And so I'm still going into the Capitol. I'm going to vote this evening. I'm still going to attend inauguration in person. And I think we need to show that no angry mob, no rioters are able to change how our democracy functions.