Congresswoman Elaine Luria Votes to Impeach President Trump for Inciting an Insurrection

January 13, 2021
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Elaine Luria voted to impeach President Donald Trump for inciting an insurrection following the attack on the Capitol last week. Prior to this vote, Congresswoman Luria spoke on the House floor to urge her colleagues to join her in holding the President accountable.

“President Trump is responsible for the insurrection that occurred at our Capitol last week and our county can’t begin to heal until those who are responsible for the attack on our democracy are held accountable,” said Congresswoman Luria. “I swore an oath to protect and defend the Constitution, and today I fulfilled that solemn obligation. History will look back on this moment to see who stood strong in support of American democracy.”

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Congresswoman Luria delivered the following remarks on the House floor during Congressional debate on this article on impeachment: “The perpetrators of this heinous attack on our nation’s democracy were Americans, encouraged and emboldened by President Trump— because he could not accept the outcome of our fair and free election.  His actions are seditious, and the President has proven he is not fit to serve. History will look back on this moment to see who stood strong in support of American democracy. As my colleagues have said, we must come together, but our nation cannot begin to heal until there is accountability for the atrocity we witnessed last week.”

Congresswoman Elaine Luria represents Virginia’s 2nd Congressional District. She serves on the House Armed Services Committee, where she is the Vice Chair of the Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee, and the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, where she serves as Chair of the Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs Subcommittee.