For over two centuries, our nation has committed itself to a great experiment of free governance. This week, as our members of Congress gathered to certify the results of a free and fair election, the Capitol was breached by a provocative and extremist group whose allegiances and attainments were not to our Nation, but to a single man. This is not the American way.
Our halls of government were raided, our representatives threatened, and yet there are still those who continue to traffic in conspiracies and rhetoric that led us here, including the President of the United States. In the midst of this, Capitol Police did very little to prevent or contain the insurrection. A full investigation into this incident is much needed to prevent this in the future.
For the past four years, the man with the largest bully pulpit in the world has emboldened white nationalists and enemies of democracy. Through it all, our institutions have bent but never broken. Times like these take acts of courage, something the American people are no strangers to. We saw this in the squabbling alliance of workers and students, merchants and farmers, of brothers and sisters seeking the promise of free governance and a declaration that we shall no longer live under the rule of kings. A promise and declaration that lives on 244 years later as America. We must never forget that, or we risk the possibility that the worst is yet to come. The removal of President Trump is necessary for the betterment of our nation.