Audio: Rep. Jahana Hayes describes Capitol insurrection, calls for Trump's removal

Second term Democrat says president's role in riots "unforgivable"
A rioter gestures from inside a broken Capitol window during insurrection by Trump supporters, Jan. 7, 2021.
A rioter gestures from inside a broken Capitol window during insurrection by Trump supporters, Jan. 6, 2021. Photo credit Jon Cherry, Getty Images

Calling President Trump's role in inspiring this week's violence inside the U.S. Capitol "unforgivable," Rep. Jahana Hayes (D/CT-5) says he should be removed from office, even less than two weeks before the Biden Inauguration.

"Nothing about it seemed American," says Rep. Hayes. "Every action that the president took (Wednesday), from his words at the rally in the morning to his silence in the evening just were not presidential, were not American."

In an interview with WTIC's Dave Mager, Rep. Hayes talks about remaining in her Capitol Hill office, with her 12 year old son, during the insurrection, and her concern over the failure of Capitol Police to keep rioters out of the Capitol Building.