Rep. Hank Johnson (D), who represents part of Georgia’s DeKalb County, and who is infamous for saying Guam could capsize did it again yesterday.
Responding to a leaked recording of Trump and Brad Raffensperger, Johnson said Trump committed a “violation of state and federal law.”
Then he called for Trump to resign saying he will censure him. “Tomorrow, I will introduce a resolution of Censure. Trump should resign NOW!” Johnson said.
From The Hill:
House censure holds no legally binding power but serves as the highest form of official rebuke the body can serve the president short of filing articles of impeachment.
The Georgia lawmaker was one of many Democrats to react with outrage after audio of Trump’s call with Raffensperger was published Sunday; a number of Democrats, including Senate Minority Whip Dick Durbin (Ill.), have called for the president to face consequences up to and including criminal investigation over his remarks.
On the call, the president can be heard pressuring Raffensperger to “find” more than 11,000 votes needed for Trump to surpass President-elect Joe Biden in the state, an idea Raffensperger firmly rejects in the conversation.
The president also can be heard on the call talking about a number of conspiracy theories involving the 2020 election, including unproven allegations about tampering involving Dominion voting machines and ballots supposedly being shredded in Fulton County.
There has been no evidence presented to prove such allegations. Several top federal officials have dismissed such theories, and dozens of lawsuits filed by the Trump campaign have been tossed.
.@realDonaldTrump's call to the Ga. SOS— Rep. Hank Johnson (@RepHankJohnson) January 3, 2021
was far from "perfect." In fact, it is a violation of state and federal law. Tomorrow, I will introduce a resolution of Censure. Trump should resign NOW! https://t.co/Jor1AmFDh0