Oregon Democratic U.S. Rep. Kurt Schrader on Saturday joined the growing list of lawmakers calling for President Donald Trump to be removed from office.
“While I have pushed other remedies for his criminal conduct, impeachment is the tool before us and warranted for his seditious acts,” Schrader wrote in a post to his Facebook page.
“I will be voting yes on impeachment when brought to the House floor. The January 6th, 2021 violent insurrection at the US Capitol was clearly and unequivocally orchestrated and promoted at the behest of President Trump with the purpose to subvert the constitutionally mandated process of the electoral college, the votes of the People,” he wrote.
Schrader’s Congressional district includes the Salem area, part of the Oregon coastline and the southern Portland suburbs.
Schrader had been opposed to removing the president from office in recent days. He apologized Friday for comments he made in a press call that likened the attempt to remove Trump from office to a “lynching,” according to ABC News.
House Democratic Leaders could vote on articles of impeachment as early as mid-week.