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‘This was Preventable:’ Rep. Stephen Lynch Discusses Impeachment Following Chaos on Capitol Hill

After Wednesday’s attack on Capitol Hill, House Democrats are preparing to move forward with articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump if he does not resign from office. 

Massachusetts Congressman Stephen Lynch (D-MA 8th) tells NBC10 Boston that he signed onto the articles of impeachment days ago. Rep. Lynch says the resolution will be introduced to the House on Monday and expects a vote by this Wednesday. 

When asked if Rep. Lynch has spoken to any Republican colleagues regarding impeachment, he says there seems to be some support. 

“It’s going to pass the House. No question about that,” said Rep. Lynch. “The question is whether it will get support in the Senate. That’s the important element in this that is unknown.”

Rep. Lynch is the Chairman of the Subcommittee on National Security. He serves as a leading role in a variety of ongoing investigations, such as Russia’s interference in the 2016 presidential election. Rep. Lynch hopes that all evidence from January 4 to January 8, will be submitted and reviewed.

“We want to make sure that we acquire all of the footage, so that we can have a frame by frame chronological picture of what happened in those days,” said Rep. Lynch. “Of course we want to identify as many people as possible and then press charges.”

When asked about safety concerns regarding the Inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden, Rep. Lynch said there is enough security personnel to monitor the situation. 

“This was preventable. There is no question about it,” Rep. Lynch said. “Although, the incitement from the President was certainly a very strong element and that crowd turned. You know, I have been walking through those protesters back and forth from my apartment for two days and they were relatively peaceful and protesting legally.”

“But after the remarks that the President made that morning to get up to the Capitol and stop that vote,” Rep. Lynch adds. “That’s when the crowd got ugly and that’s when the violence really began in earnest.”

New England Cable News

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