Florida Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D) is joining her Democratic colleagues in the House in voicing that House Republicans must be held accountable over the riot that took place on January 6th in the Capitol. Florida Rep. Al Lawson Jr. (D) has also weighed in on the conversation, commenting that Republicans were complicit in allegedly allowing Trump to incite the riot and attempt to “overturn our democracy” as Florida Rep. Val Demings (D) has argued.
Rep. Wasserman Schultz, during an interview on CNN, asserted that “the Senate must do its duty and convict former President Donald Trump.” She added that “Congress will consider all options to disqualify those who engaged in insurrection against the United States from ever holding future office.”
The Senate must do its duty and convict former President Trump. But Congress will consider all options to disqualify those who engaged in insurrection against the United States from ever holding future office. pic.twitter.com/mHL9vnldHs
— Debbie Wasserman Schultz (@DWStweets) January 25, 2021
Lawson Jr., earlier this year, added that his “Republican colleagues who sat back and watched as the president instigated this anarchy are a part of the problem.” Moreover, he stressed that “they have been complicit and should be ashamed of themselves.”
My Republican colleagues who sat back and watched as the president instigated this anarchy are a part of the problem. They have been complicit and should be ashamed of themselves.
— US Rep. Al Lawson Jr (@RepAlLawsonJr) January 6, 2021
Republicans have even faced infighting regarding the matter, and this will likely result in some incumbent GOP members being “primaried” by possible Trump supporters interested in unseating them.
This is something that has further divided Republicans as Senate members like Florida Senator Rick Scott (R) have already voiced that they would support incumbent members should this happen.
The Articles of Impeachment have already arrived in the U.S. Senate and as Democrats are trying to make their case in earnest, it doesn’t appear as if they have the votes to convict President Trump.