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AAPI lawmakers call for impeachment, urge bipartisanship

AAPI elected officials are joining the wave of lawmakers calling for President Donald Trump’s impeachment after a riotous mob stormed the Capitol Wednesday. 

According to CNN, Trump could become the first U.S. president to be impeached twice. However, impeachment proceedings are likely to fizzle out in the Senate with little time left in Trump’s presidency. 

Nonetheless, House Democrats are spearheading the process, joined by some Republicans, Vox reports. 

U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Queens) stated her support for Trump’s impeachment in a press release Thursday. Meng is also the current vice chair for the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus. 

“President Trump is a danger to our democracy and nation. He incited yesterday’s chaos, violence, and destruction at the U.S. Capitol,” Meng said. “His removal must be immediate and swift. Vice President Pence must invoke the 25th Amendment to protect our democracy from further strain. If this is not done, Congress must return to impeach and remove the president.”

U.S. Rep Ted Lieu (D-CA 33rd District) urged bipartisan support in calls for impeachment Friday. 

“We urge Republicans to join us,” Lieu said via Twitter. “This is not partisan, it’s about America.” 

Other AAPI lawmakers expressed support for impeachment: 

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