San Nicolas to co-sponsor bills addressing DC attacks

Guam Congressman Michael San Nicolas (PNC file photo)

Guam Congressman Michael San Nicolas has issued a statement saying he will be co-sponsoring bills coming from the House that seek to address the recent attack on Capitol Hill.

Lawmakers have been planning to introduce a slew of bills aimed at making sure that an attack of this nature in the nation’s capital doesn’t happen again.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has also threatened to initiate impeachment proceeding against President Trump to hold him accountable for the attacks.

In his statement, San Nicolas said that while he is unable to vote on impeachment proceedings, he has made the dutiful decision to join as a co-sponsor “on all proceedings intended to render consequence on the attack on our nation’s capital.”

“Anything less will embolden future such actions in future unknown circumstances, and it must be made known and made clear today that no such attack on America will ever succeed, nor will it go unanswered,” San Nicolas said.

Meanwhile, House Democrats on Friday discussed moving forward with efforts to impeach President Trump a second time, circulating the draft of a single article citing “incitement of insurrection” that they could introduce as early as Monday and hold a full House vote on as early as the middle of next week.

The article charges Trump with “willfully inciting violence against the government of the United States” with his comments at the rally outside the White House that it says “encouraged—and foreseeably resulted in—imminent lawless action at the Capitol.”

Pelosi held a lengthy conference call with her caucus Friday on how to proceed with just 12 days to go before Trump will leave office. (with ABC News)