Ohio House Minority Leader Emilia Strong Sykes (D-Akron) issued a statement as the U.S. House of Representatives voted to impeach President Trump.
“The world watched in horror as domestic terrorists supporting the current President of the United States violently attacked the U. S. Capitol in an attempt to overturn the election and overthrow our government. These acts of sedition were committed at the direction of the president—a clear and disturbing violation of his constitutional oath and the rule of law. For the second time this country has had to face the fact that not even the president is above the law. I support the impeachment proceedings, and urge swift action in the Senate to hold the president accountable for his actions and remove him from office to prevent him from causing further damage to our country.”