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 TrumpTexas announces election audit in four counties after Trump demand Schumer sets Monday showdown on debt ceiling-government funding bill Pennsylvania AG sues to block GOP subpoenas in election probe 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 BidenTexas announces election audit in four counties after Trump demand Pennsylvania AG sues to block GOP subpoenas in election probe House passes sweeping defense policy bill 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 PelosiOvernight Energy & Environment — Presented by the League of Conservation Voters — EPA finalizing rule cutting HFCs Democrats steamroll toward showdown on House floor Panic begins to creep into Democratic talks on Biden agenda 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 RubioDemocrats face bleak outlook in Florida The Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by Facebook - Dems attempt to tie government funding, Ida relief to debt limit Poll: Trump dominates 2024 Republican primary field 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' do-or-die moment Biden touts 'progress' during 'candid' meetings on .5T plan Progressives push for fossil subsidy repeal in spending 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.