SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – A California assemblymember launched a measure Thursday aimed toward completely banning members of Congress who voted in opposition to certifying President Joe Biden’s victory within the 2020 election from the California State Meeting Chambers.
The measure, put forth Assemblymember Marc Levine (D-Marin County), would bar the 147 members of Congress who challenged the legitimacy of the election from accessing the ground. The measure will likely be thought of the California State Meeting within the coming days.
“The California State Meeting Chambers is a sacred shrine of our democracy,” Levine mentioned in a information launch. “Entry to the ground of the State Meeting is a privilege, a solemn house, whose actions require respect and adherence to our democratic values and the rule of regulation.”
Levine mentioned actions of the 147 members of Congress who nonetheless voted to problem the election following the assault on the U.S. Capitol that left a number of folks useless was “inconsistent with the ideas of our democracy and the oath of workplace every of those people took to guard and defend america Structure.”
On Jan. 6, a mob of pro-Trump supporters violently stormed the nation’s Capitol as Congress was within the technique of certifying President Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris’ win.
“The 147 Members of Congress who objected to the outcomes of the 2020 Electoral School not solely defied the need of the American voters, they defied their oath to the US Structure,” Levine mentioned. “Completely banning these 147 Members of Congress from entry to the ground of the State Meeting Chamber is a modest motion, however an necessary one to guard the sanctity of our consultant democracy, our democratic establishments and reaffirm our allegiance to the Structure and rule of regulation.”