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Lawmakers Join Growing Call for Trump Impeachment Following Capitol Riot

Mayor Bill de Blasio held a joint news conference with at least half a dozen House representatives to call for the impeachment of President Trump
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Mayor Bill de Blasio scheduled a press conference Saturday morning to call for the impeachment of President Donald Trump.

U.S. representatives were quick to call for Trump's removal following a violent and deadly attack on the U.S. Capitol last Wednesday.

The mayor of New York City joined Gov. Andrew Cuomo and other state leaders who have once again called to remove the president from office.

"Let our Congressional delegation show this country that we still have reasonable leadership and principled leadership and say, yes, this President should resign," Cuomo said at his Friday press briefing.

Representatives Hakeem Jeffries, Carolyn Maloney, Gregory Meeks, Nydia Velázquez, Adriano Espaillat and Jamaal Bowman stood alongside the mayor Saturday to denounce the mob's actions and president's involvement.

"We just went through one of the darkest days in American history," Maloney said. "What is even more shocking is the President of the United States instigated, lead, and abetted this insurrection."

House Democrats have already introduced plans to introduces Articles of Impeachment on Monday, with a vote as soon as Wednesday possible.

If Congress moves forward with an impeachment of Trump, he could be prevented from running for president again in 2024.

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