Democrats are getting desperate…
A group of Democrat lawmakers is attempting to bar former President Donald Trump and several allies from entering the U.S. Capitol.
According to The Washington Examiner, the effort led by Reps. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) and Nikema Williams (D-GA) ask U.S. Capitol Police and House and Senate sergeant-at-arms to take “such actions as may be necessary” to banish Trump and eight of his former top aides from the Capitol permanently.
This resolution draws on information from a report released two months ago from the House select committee investigating the riot at the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021. The report referred the former president to the Justice Department for criminal prosecution, as well criminal referrals for several of his top advisers.
“The effort to undermine and overturn the 2020 presidential election damaged the functions of our democracy,” the resolution states. Those efforts also “damaged the integrity of Congress’s constitutional role in certifying the election results” and “put the lives of Members of Congress and the Vice President of the United States in genuine peril.”
This new resolution, introduced in the House Committee on House Administration on Feb. 17, specifically cites his intent to overturn the 2020 election. Under the bill, Trump, former Trump adviser Steve Bannon, former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows, former White House deputy chief of staff Dan Scavino, former Trump assistant Peter Navarro, former Assistant Attorney General Jeffrey Clark, and lawyers John Eastman, Kenneth Chesebro, and Rudy Giuliani would be prohibited from entering the Capitol.
Bannon, Meadows, Scavino, and Navarro were found by the Jan. 6 committee to be in criminal contempt of Congress, and Trump, Eastman, Meadows, Giuliani, Clark, and Chesebro were referred for criminal prosecution.
This isn’t Williams’s first attempt to have the former president barred from the Capitol. In 2021, a similar resolution was introduced that would have prohibited Trump from entering the Capitol upon his exit from the presidency but it never gained traction.
This is the latest move against top Republicans for Swalwell, who was recently removed from the House Intelligence Committee by House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA).