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 TrumpClinton, Bush, Obama reflect on peaceful transition of power on Biden's Inauguration Day Arizona Republican's brothers say he is 'at least partially to blame' for Capitol violence Biden reverses Trump's freeze on .4 billion in funds 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 BidenKaty Perry and her 'Firework' close out inauguration TV special Arizona Republican's brothers say he is 'at least partially to blame' for Capitol violence Tom Hanks: After years of 'troubling rancor,' Inauguration Day 'is about witnessing the permanence of our American ideal' 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 PelosiGOP operative installed as NSA top lawyer placed on administrative leave: reports Budowsky: Democracy won, Trump lost, President Biden inaugurated Biden taps career civil servants to acting posts at State, USAID, UN 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 RubioSenate confirms Biden's intel chief, giving him first Cabinet official Overnight Defense: Biden inaugurated as 46th president | Norquist sworn in as acting Pentagon chief | Senate confirms Biden's Intel chief Schumer becomes new Senate majority leader 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 SchumerSchumer becomes new Senate majority leader US Chamber of Commerce to Biden, Congress: Business community 'ready to help' Why pretend senators can 'do impartial justice'? 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.