New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and five members of New York’s congressional delegation called for the impeachment of President Trump on the steps of City Hall Saturday morning.
This comes after the group believes the sitting President incited violence last week at the US Capitol.
“It’s very clear what the results must be, Donald Trump must go now,” de Blasio said.
The mayor added, he supports the call for a “full investigation” into the matter.
“We are going to act next week and impeach, and show the world America is stronger than Donald Trump,” Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez said.
When asked by a reporter what’s the importance of impeachment, Rep. Thomas Suozzi responded in part by saying it would remove his pardon powers.
“If the President is impeached, I believe that he loses his power under the constitution to pardon people for the impeachable offense,” Suozzi said.
Suozzi added, “that’s the most important thing, I believe, is removing his pardon powers.”