Georgia Democrat Rep. Nikema Williams introduced a bill last week to bar former President Trump from entering the U.S. Capitol building again now that his term in the White House is over.
Williams introduced the measure on Jan. 13, the same day that House Democrats voted to impeach Trump for the second time for “inciting an insurrection” at the Capitol on Jan. 6.
The bill describes Trump as a danger to lawmakers and says that in order to “prevent the president from inflicting further damage and disruption of congressional business,” law enforcement must take action against him if he comes near the Capitol building again.
“The Sergeant at Arms of the House of Representatives, the Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of the Senate, and the United States Capitol Police shall take such actions as may be necessary to prohibit President Donald John Trump from entering the United States Capitol at any time after the expiration of his term as President,” the bill states.
Williams said Trump proved on Jan. 6 that he is a threat not only to lawmakers, but to “our democracy” as well.
“President Trump has shown time and time again that he is a danger to our democracy and a threat to the country,” Williams said, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “His actions on January 6 caused a deadly attack on the Capitol and for that reason he should not be allowed into the Capitol.”
Republicans have been similarly critical of Trump for speaking to a crowd of his supporters before they marched to the Capitol building to protest the certification of the Electoral College’s results.
Presumptive Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said on Tuesday that Trump “fed lies” to his supporters and “provoked” them.
“The mob was fed lies,” McConnell said on the Senate floor. “They were provoked by the president and other powerful people, and they tried to use fear and violence to stop a specific proceeding of the first branch of the federal government which they did not like.”