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Oregon has four Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives: Reps. Suzanne Bonamici, Earl Blumenauer, Peter DeFazio and Kurt Schrader. All four voted to impeach.
Oregon’s U.S. senators, Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley, have both called for Trump’s removal from office, as have U.S. Reps. Earl Blumenauer, Suzanne Bonamici and Peter DeFazio, all Democrats. U.S. Rep. Kurt Schrader, also a Democrat, announced on Jan. 9 that he would support impeachment. A day earlier, he publicly apologized for comparing impeachment to a lynching during a Congressional call.
The amendment is not the only way to end Trump’s time in office before his term expires. Rep. Suzanne Bonamici, a Democrat from Oregon’s First District, tweeted Thursday afternoon that she’s in favor of another route for removal: “I support impeaching Donald Trump. Again.”
We talked to Representative Suzanne Bonamici the next day about the harrowing events and why she’s vocalized her support for removing President Trump from office at once.
The amendment is not the only way to end Trump’s time in office before his term expires. Rep. Suzanne Bonamici, a Democrat from Beaverton, said in a tweet that she supported impeaching Donald Trump.
"Comparing a lynching to holding the President accountable is hurtful and insensitive and ignores the overt white supremacy on display during the insurrection Wednesday,” Bonamici said, according to OPB.
More than 100 members of Congress, almost exclusively Democrats, are calling for President Donald Trump to be removed from office after a violent mob of his supporters breached the U.S. Capitol hours after he spurred supporters to stand up for him amid his baseless claims that the election was stolen from him.
Other Democrats in Oregon’s congressional delegation have also called for Trump’s removal. “It’s time for him to resign or be removed from office,” Rep. Suzanne Bonamici said Wednesday. “This is completely unacceptable that he has encouraged these acts of violence.”
Oregon’s members of Congress expressed shock and disbelief Wednesday as a mob of violent protestors poured into the U.S. Capitol, forcing Congress and the vice president to flee. “It’s like a third-world country,” Rep. Suzanne Bonamici told The Oregonian/OregonLive. “Someone has been shot in the Capitol. The Capitol windows have been shot out. It’s unbelievable.”
Oregon Representative Suzanne Bonamici is joining the list of congressman calling for President Trump to be removed from office, following the storming of the U.S. Capitol by the president’s supporters to stop Congress from counting the electoral votes for President-elect Joe Biden.