Dozens of House staffers are banding together to urge senators to convict former President Trump in his impeachment trial, arguing he was directly responsible for inciting the riot at the U.S. Capitol.
“On January 6th, 2021, our workplace was attacked by a violent mob trying to stop the electoral college vote count. That mob was incited by ex-president Donald J. Trump and his political allies, some of whom we pass every day in the hallways at work,” a draft of the letter states.
The letter goes on to describe how staffers “hid behind chairs and under desks or barricaded ourselves in offices” as the mob stormed the building.
“Others watched on TV and frantically tried to reach bosses and colleagues as they fled for their lives.”