Brown on why Trump and ‘aiders and abettors’ like Jim Jordan should be held responsible for Capitol riot

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio.
U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio.

Note from Community Impact Editor Amelia Robinson: House Democrats are expected to vote to impeach President Donald Trump Wednesday, Jan. 13. Senator Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, appeared on CNN’s Anderson Cooper Monday, Jan. 11 to discuss Trump’s possible impeachment and the role other lawmakers played in the attack on the Capitol. Cooper asked Brown his thoughts on the message it would send to allies and adversaries around the world if there were not consequences for the president and lawmakers viewed complicit in the Jan. 6 riot. This piece will appear on the Ideas and Voices page with one detailing comments made by Congressman Jim Jordan (R-Urbana). Jordan is among those who would defend Trump against impeachment.

“That’s one of the fundamental reasons I believe that we should impeach (the president) and we should expel those two senators (Josh Hawley of Missouri and Ted Cruz of Texas) and take some kind of action which we should discuss on the other six (senators) and 139 house members (who voted not to certify electoral college results for Arizona and Pennsylvania).

Because of our standing in the world as the greatest democracy this world has seen and people are shaking their heads wondering about us, wondering about those awful awful pictures.

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We see a new video every day. They’re assaulting and kicking police officers. They’re trying to crush another police officer. They’re chasing an African-American police officer who should get great credit for heroism as many of these officers should.

They stood their ground against these white supremacist mobs. It should be who we are as a nation that we hold accountable the thugs that came into the Capitol, those who planned it and those who were organized and clearly had training, planning to kill.

Jack Ohman, Sacramento Bee
Jack Ohman, Sacramento Bee

Credit: Jack Ohman

Credit: Jack Ohman

And those who incited and the aiders and abettors from Cruz to (Congressman Jim)Jordan (R-Urbana), to to Hawley.

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To all those senators that stood up and said, “You know, Biden may be president, but there was fraud.”

Every Senator. Every Republican senator (and) House member needs to look into the camera and say, ”Joe Biden is the legitimately elected president. There was no fraud, and I’m sorry the president lied about it.”

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Every single one of them has a responsibility to do that to really restore democracy in the eyes of the American public most importantly, but also as you suggest Anderson in the eyes of the world.”

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