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Andy Kim campaigns for Congress in 2018. (Photo: Facebook.)

Andy Kim calls for Trump to be immediately removed from presidency

By David Wildstein, January 07 2021 8:20 pm

Saying that the “violent insurrection” at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday the fault of Donald Trump, Rep. Andy Kim (D-Moorestown) tonight called for the president’s immediate removal from office.

“It is clear to me, as it is to many of my colleagues from both sides of the aisle, that President Trump is not fit to continue in his role and incapable of leading our country,” Kim said.  “Our Constitution provides our government with options in these perilous times. It’s imperative that we come together – not just as Democrats and Republicans, but as Americans – to stand up for the health of our democracy and sanctity of our Constitution and remove President Trump from office immediately.”

Kim said that if Congress doesn’t “decisively and aggressively, we risk sending a message to future presidents and generations that such dangerous behavior is allowable”

“We must draw a clear line that these actions from the President are, and will always be, unacceptable,” the two-term South Jersey Democrat said.  “This can never happen again.”

Kim becomes the 8th member of the New Jersey House delegation to call for Trump’s impeachment, joining Reps. Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-Ewing), Tom Malinowski (D-Ringoes), Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-Long Branch), Donald Norcross (D-Camden), Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-Paterson), Albio Sires (D-West New York) and Donald Payne, Jr. (D-Newark).     U.S. Senator Cory Booker has also called for Trump’s removal.

“Over the past twenty-four hours, I’ve had a chance to reflect on yesterday’s events. Our democracy is a fragile thing. We’ve seen it tested repeatedly across our history; yesterday was one of those moments in which it was brought to the brink,” Kim said.  “The violent insurrection we saw play out at our Capitol was the direct results of actions by President Trump. His urging of actions that put our basic institutions at risk directly contradicts the oath he swore as President.”

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