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NY lawmakers call for probe of U.S. Capitol riot

Jan 08, 2021 2:30 pm

Morgan McKay is reporting for State of Politics state Senate lawmakers January 7, united to call on congressional leaders and acting Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen to hold President Donald Trump accountable for the violence that erupted at the U.S. Capitol this week. State Sen. Liz Krueger, and 35 other senators, including newly sworn Sen. Michelle Hinchey, sent a letter stating, "...[W]e, the undersigned members of the New York State Senate, call on the United States Congress to hold President Donald J. Trump accountable for inciting an insurrection against the government of the United States, using all avenues available, up to and including impeachment and immediate removal from office.” The letter also calls for the expulsion of any congressional members who encouraged or assisted the president’s supporters that stormed the Capitol. Since the incident, lawmakers in New York, on both the local level and in Congress have been calling for the president’s removal from office. Lawmakers are not alone — state Attorney General Letitia James in a statement also called for an investigation and potential charges. James wrote, “...For months, President Trump, his family, and his associates have espoused wild conspiracy theories that led to these acts of terror and sedition, and which elected officials are sworn to defend against. I am calling on the Justice Department to immediately begin an investigation into this attempt at insurrection and to hold all those responsible for their roles in fanning the flames that led to this failed coup.” Read the full story at nystateofpolitics [dot] com.