House Representatives Linda T. Sánchez (D-CA) and Joaquin Castro (D-TX) have teamed up on a piece of legislation that would make sure that President Donald Trump is not memorialized in any way.
“I am working on a bill that would mean that nothing — not even a bench, no airport, no highway, no school, nothing — ever bear the name of this traitor,” Sánchez told People Magazine. She added that she wants to hold people accountable for the Capitol riots, “[starting] with the President because he invited people to the Capitol, and he incited them.”
It should come as no surprise that Sánchez has thrown her support behind efforts to impeach Trump again.
“Given that those around Trump have never stood up to him, I have a hard time believing that they will meet this moment with the, with the appropriate response,” she said. “So we have also, I have also, signed on to articles of impeachment to try to remove him.”
Sánchez went on to say that Trump is a “traitor” before accusing him of sedition.
“I don’t think that he deserves any of the benefits that are conferred on prior presidents,” she said. “I don’t believe that a seditious occupant of the White House should have ever have anything named after him.”
Castro had taken to Twitter days before to express similar sentiments.
“In addition to supporting the impeachment and removal of Donald Trump, I am also preparing legislation that would prohibit any federal building or property from being named after President Donald J. Trump,” Castro tweeted. “President Trump incited an insurrection that damaged some our nation’s most significant and sacred federal property. Most importantly – let us learn from our past. Donald Trump should never become a future generation’s confederate symbol.”
President Trump incited an insurrection that damaged some our nation’s most significant and sacred federal property.
Most importantly – let us learn from our past.
Donald Trump should never become a future generation’s confederate symbol. 2/2
— Joaquin Castro (@JoaquinCastrotx) January 8, 2021
Democrats are on a mission to impeach Trump right now because of the Capitol riots despite the fact that there is just over one week left in his term. Should they successfully impeach him, Trump will not be allowed to run for president again in 2024, something that he had indicated that he was interested in doing in the past.