Today, Representative Adriano Espaillat released the following statement in support of his resolution.
His resolution urges House Ethics to investigate any individual who participated in, aided, or abetted the violent and unlawful insurrection at the United States Capitol.
“Donald J. Trump is public enemy number one and has never been fit to serve in the office of United States President,” said Rep. Espaillat. “Trump fueled the attack on the United States Congress with the hate-based rhetoric we have witnessed from his bully pulpit and social media accounts, since day one in office. Enough is enough and through his reckless engagement and provocation of his supporters, his actions lie at the heart of Wednesday’s violence and the lives that were lost as a result of it. President Trump and any individual, including those who serve in elected offices, should be investigated and held fully accountable.”
President Donald J. Trump knowingly and purposefully incited a violent and unlawful insurrection at the United States Capitol on January 6, 2021. The Espaillat Resolution calls for an investigation of any individual who participated in, aided, or abetted the violent attack and urges they be prosecuted to the fullest extent under the laws of the United States and be brought to justice.
Read the full Espaillat Resolution here.