On Wednesday, Jan. 13, U.S. Rep. Pete Aguilar voted in support of the removal of President Donald Trump via the 25th Amendment or by impeachment for inciting a violent insurrection and attack on the U.S. Capitol to prevent Congress from affirming the votes of the Electoral College on Jan. 6.
On Tuesday, the former mayor of Redlands joined all of his 222 fellow Democrats in support of a resolution calling on Vice President Mike Pence and the Cabinet to invoke the 25th Amendment, which allows the removal of a president considered unfit to serve, according to the clerk of the House website, clerk.house.gov.
Before the vote was taken, Pence announced he would not take this action. One Republican, Rep. Adam Kissinger of Illinois, voted in favor of the resolution. Another 205 Republican representatives voted no.
Aguilar said the Jan. 6 events at the Capitol “was nothing short of a violent insurrection — a mob of domestic terrorists stormed the US Capitol under the encouragement of President Trump with the explicit goal of preventing members of Congress from doing their sworn duty.”
He cosponsored a bill on the Articles of Impeachment introduced by Reps. David Cicilline of Rhode Island, Ted Lieu of California and Jaime Raskin of Maryland.