Cori Bush introduces legislation to sanction, remove all House members who supported election challenges

Rep. Cori Bush (D-Mo.) has introduced a resolution to have the Republican members of the House who supported contesting battleground states' electors in Wednesday's joint session of Congress be investigated and potentially removed from office.

The resolution comes after President TrumpDonald Trump Pence said he's 'proud' Congress certified Biden's win on Jan. 6 Americans put the most trust in their doctor for COVID-19 information: poll OVERNIGHT DEFENSE: Biden administration to evacuate Afghans who helped US l Serious differences remain between US and Iran on nuclear talks l US, Turkish officials meet to discuss security plans for Afghan airport MORE supporters, who had converged on Washington, D.C., for a rally to contest the results of November's general election that Trump lost, rioted and stormed the U.S. Capitol building.

The chaos led to lawmakers and members being trapped inside the Capitol, resulting in the mobilization of the D.C., Virginia and Maryland national guards. D.C.'s mayor also issued a 6 p.m. curfew for the city.


"I believe the Republican members of Congress who have incited this domestic terror attack through their attempts to overturn the election must face consequences," the progressive lawmaker tweeted. "They have broken their sacred Oath of Office. I will be introducing a resolution calling for their expulsion."

Rioters first broke into the Capitol while both chambers were in session to certify President-elect Joe BidenJoe Biden Pence said he's 'proud' Congress certified Biden's win on Jan. 6 Americans put the most trust in their doctor for COVID-19 information: poll US to give Afghanistan 3M doses of J&J vaccine MORE's win over Trump. The chambers were debating over the election results from Arizona when the mob overran Capitol Police.


The insurrection forced high level officials, including Vice President Pence — who has presiding over proceedings in the Senate — and Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiEquilibrium/Sustainability — Presented by NextEra Energy — Set millions of tires on fire, pay less than ,000 On The Money: Biden announces bipartisan deal on infrastructure, but Democratic leaders hold out for more Democrats seek to calm nervous left MORE (D-Calif.) to be evacuated. Other lawmakers were forced to shelter in place and given gas masks.

Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle have implored Trump to call off his supporters.

"It is crucial you help restore order by sending resources to assist the police and ask those doing this to stand down,” Sen. Marco RubioMarco Antonio RubioHaley courts Republicans after losing Trump's favor Overnight Defense: Joint Chiefs warn against sweeping reform to military justice system | Senate panel plans July briefing on war authorization repeal | National Guard may have 'training issues' if not reimbursed Senate panel plans July briefing on war authorization repeal MORE (R-Fla.) tweeted.

“We are calling on President Trump to demand that all protestors leave the U.S. Capitol and Capitol Grounds immediately,” Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Charles SchumerChuck SchumerDemocrats seek to calm nervous left Biden says he won't sign bipartisan bill without reconciliation bill The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Senators, White House to meet on potential infrastructure deal MORE (D-N.Y.) said in a joint statement.

The president in response initially sent a pair of tweets telling the rioters to "stay peaceful."

In a video later in the afternoon, Trump told the mob — which he described as "very special" — to go home.