Georgia Democrat introduces bill to bar Trump from Capitol after term ends

Georgia Democrat introduces bill to bar Trump from Capitol after term ends

Rep. Nikema Williams (D-Ga.) has introduced a bill to bar President TrumpDonald TrumpMyPillow CEO to pull ads from Fox News Haaland, Native American leaders press for Indigenous land protections Simone Biles, Vince Lombardi and the courage to walk away MORE from entering the Capitol after his term in the White House is over.

Williams introduced the measure on Jan. 13, the same day the House voted to impeach Trump on a charge of inciting an insurrection one week after a mob of Trump supporters overtook the Capitol in an effort to stop Congress from officially counting the Electoral College votes certifying President-elect Joe BidenJoe BidenFirst lady leaves Walter Reed after foot procedure Biden backs effort to include immigration in budget package MyPillow CEO to pull ads from Fox News MORE's victory.

The Sergeant at Arms of the House of Representatives, the Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of the Senate, and the United States Capitol Police shall take such actions as may be necessary to prohibit President Donald John Trump from entering the United States Capitol at any time after the expiration of his term as President,” the bill states


Trump’s term ends Wednesday once Biden is inaugurated around noon. Trump said he will not attend Biden's inauguration, in a significant break from the traditional transfer of power.

“President Trump has shown time and time again that he is a danger to our democracy and a threat to the country,” Williams said, according to the Atlanta Journal Constitution. “His actions on January 6 caused a deadly attack on the Capitol and for that reason he should not be allowed into the Capitol.”

Williams sits in the seat held by the late Rep. John LewisJohn LewisConstitutional rights are the exception Clintons, Stacey Abrams meeting Texas Democrats Virginia Democrats seek to tie Youngkin to Trump's election claims MORE, a renowned civil rights activist who died last year, representing Georgia’s 5th Congressional District. 

Following the Capitol riot, a host of corporations and political donors said they would pause giving GOP lawmakers money after some Republicans continued to object to the counting of some Electoral College votes hours after the violent takeover of the legislative branch that left five people dead and sent members of Congress scrambling for safety.