WISCONSIN — Some Wisconsin elected officials have begun calling for President Donald J. Trump's removal of office following Wednesday's riots on the Capitol building.
Most have taken to social media to condone the violence of Wednesday's events as Congress met Wednesday to certify the Electoral College votes, but some are taking it a step further.
Wisconsin Department of Justice Attorney General Josh Kaul tweeted Wednesday afternoon calling for Trump's removal.
Rep. Gwen Moore, of Wisconsin's 4th Congressional District, echoed his statements.
A woman is dead! The U.S. Capitol is under siege. Peaceful transfer of power has been disrupted. Trump has incited this chaos & violence. The 25th amendment must be invoked. If not, Congress must impeach & convict Trump.13 days is far too long for Trump to remain in office.— Rep. Gwen Moore (@RepGwenMoore) January 6, 2021
Rep. Mike Gallagher, representing the state's 8th District, was one to speak on CNN shortly after being told to shelter in place.
Rep. Glenn Grothman, representing the state's 6th District that includes Sheboygan County, did not make a statement online, but did retweet President Donald J. Trump's tweet as follows:
Please support our Capitol Police and Law Enforcement. They are truly on the side of our Country. Stay peaceful!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 6, 2021
Here are more reactions from local and statewide elected officials:
Please, if you are in or around the Capitol, respect law enforcement and peacefully disperse.— Senator Ron Johnson (@SenRonJohnson) January 6, 2021
I am safe, but it's disgraceful that our country has to experience this violence because of Trump's lies, conspiracies and un-American attacks on our Democracy.— Sen. Tammy Baldwin (@SenatorBaldwin) January 6, 2021
The President is inciting domestic terrorism.I'm safe, but this is a sad day for America. pic.twitter.com/68hIKSrCiU— Rep. Mark Pocan (@repmarkpocan) January 6, 2021
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