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Steny Hoyer, the House majority leader, rejected Republicans’ arguments that a swift impeachment would only further divide the country, after the president incited a violent mob to storm the Capitol.
“There are consequences to actions, and the actions of president of the United States demand urgent, clear action by the Congress of the United States,” Hoyer said.
.@LeaderHoyer: “There are consequences to actions and the actions of president of the United States demand urgent clear action by the Congress of the United States.”
The appearance of National Guard troops at the Capitol this morning is a visceral reminder of the violence that took place last week.
One picture, captured by a New York Times photographer, shows troops resting in a hallway that Nancy Pelosi frequently passes through on her way to her office.
Inside the Capitol this morning where Speaker Pelosi usually walks to her office. pic.twitter.com/BQIEf5b2s4