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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 TrumpNoem touts South Dakota coronavirus response, knocks lockdowns in CPAC speech On The Trail: Cuomo and Newsom — a story of two embattled governors McCarthy: 'I would bet my house' GOP takes back lower chamber in 2022 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.

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"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 BidenNoem touts South Dakota coronavirus response, knocks lockdowns in CPAC speech On The Trail: Cuomo and Newsom — a story of two embattled governors Biden celebrates vaccine approval but warns 'current improvement could reverse' MORE's win over Trump. The chambers were debating over the election results from Arizona when the mob overran Capitol Police.

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The insurrection forced high level officials, including Vice President Pence — who has presiding over proceedings in the Senate — and Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiMcCarthy: 'I would bet my house' GOP takes back lower chamber in 2022 After vote against coronavirus relief package, Golden calls for more bipartisanship in Congress Democrats don't trust GOP on 1/6 commission: 'These people are dangerous' 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 RubioWatch live: Day 2 at CPAC DeSantis derides 'failed Republican establishment' at CPAC The Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by Facebook - Divided House on full display 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 SchumerThe bizarre back story of the filibuster Hillicon Valley: Biden signs order on chips | Hearing on media misinformation | Facebook's deal with Australia | CIA nominee on SolarWinds House Rules release new text of COVID-19 relief bill 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.