This is a rush transcript for “This Week,” airing Sunday, January 10.
January 10, 2021, 3:53 PM
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A rush transcript of “This Week with George Stephanopoulos” airing on Sunday, January 10, 2021 on ABC News is below. This copy may not be in its final form, may be updated and may contain minor transcription errors. For previous show transcripts, visit the “This Week” transcript archive.
ANNOUNCER: “This Week With George Stephanopoulos” starts right now.
GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS, ABC NEWS ANCHOR (through translator): Insurrection.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: They don’t get to steal it from us.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: We want our country back.
STEPHANOPOULOS: Domestic terrorists encouraged by the president desecrate the Capitol.
JOE BIDEN (D), PRESIDENT-ELECT: Don’t dare call them protesters. They were a riotous mob, insurrectionists, domestic terrorists.
SEN. MITT ROMNEY (R-UT): What happened here today was an insurrection incited by the president of the United States.
MURIEL BOWSER (D), MAYOR OF WASHINGTON, D.C.: What happened yesterday is textbook terrorism.
SEN. CHUCK SCHUMER (D-NY): January 6 will go down as one of the darkest days in recent American history.
STEPHANOPOULOS: With 10 days left in his term, Trump banned from Twitter, growing calls to remove him from office.
REP. NANCY PELOSI (D-CA): If the vice president and Cabinet do not add, the Congress may be prepared to move forward with impeachment.
SEN. BEN SASSE (R-NE): I will definitely consider whatever articles they might move.
STEPHANOPOULOS: All the fallout this morning from the chaotic conclusion to the Trump presidency.
ANNOUNCER: From ABC News, this is a special edition of “This Week.”
Here now, chief anchor George Stephanopoulos.
STEPHANOPOULOS: Good morning, and welcome to “This Week.”
Before the first votes were cast, President Trump called it a rigged election, refused to promise a peaceful transfer of power if he lost. And from the moment he lost, Trump lied about the results, encouraging supporters to stop the steal.
Those were the chants heard from his mob as they stormed the Capitol on Wednesday, the most serious attack on that citadel of our democracy since the British invasion of 1814, except, this time, the attackers were American citizens incited by the president.
Five died from the assault, including a police officer defending the Capitol.
The American carnage Trump decried in his inaugural address is defining his final days in office, with growing calls for an unprecedented second impeachment. Over 190 members of Congress have now sponsored an impeachment resolution that concludes: “Donald John Trump engaged in high crimes and misdemeanors by willfully inciting violence against the government of the United States.”
And our brand-new poll with Ipsos shows a majority of Americans want the president removed from office before his term ends.