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‘Trump encouraged coup, high treason to democracy’ says Pritzker

Illinois State Police to heighten presence in Springfield following attacks at US Capitol

CHICAGO – Gov. J.B. Pritzker says ‘two weeks is too long for Donald Trump to remain in office’

“There is no doubt in my mind that his efforts to encourage a coup represent high treason to this democracy, our Constitution and all Americans.” Gov. Pritzker said Wednesay afternoon.  “He poses a danger to our nation. He must be impeached and removed from office immediately. And every person in a position of public trust, elected or otherwise, who enabled the systematic dismantling of our democratic norms and failed to speak up or take action bears some responsibility for the culmination of four years of spreading bile. This violence is the natural conclusion of Donald Trump’s efforts to unleash the forces of hate and divide our nation. It must end.”

Due to the attacks, Gov. Pritzker has called for additional resources by Illinois State Police be redeployed to Springfield.

“As the heart of our democracy was under siege and blood was literally being spilled in our most sacred halls, Donald Trump was praising the attackers. There are real questions about what efforts the President made to protect our Congress or what obstructions he committed that has prevented the ending of the siege.”

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