Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) did not say Friday whether he would support the impeachment of President Donald Trump over the attack on the U.S. Capitol this week.
LaMalfa also did not respond to calls from Democrats to resign over his attempt Wednesday to overturn in two states the results of the November presidential election.
The congressman’s silence was relayed through his chief of staff, Mark Spannagel, who told NSPR on Friday LaMalfa would not comment on the impeachment effort led by House Democrats. LaMalfa also would not comment on whether he would support Trump’s removal from office under the 25th Amendment.
“We will not be responding beyond our current press and Facebook statements at this time,” Spannagel said.
Pro-Trump extremists stormed the Capitol on Wednesday, delaying the counting and certification of the Electoral College vote.
A Capitol Police officer, Brian Sicknick, died from injuries he suffered “while physically engaging with protesters,” Capitol Police officials said Thursday.
In a Facebook post, LaMalfa called Sicknick’s death “tragic,” saying Congress “must provide every resource needed to bring the perpetrators of Wednesday’s attack to justice and to the Capitol Police for them to safely conduct their work.”
LaMalfa aligned with Trump on Wednesday and early Thursday morning, voting to sustain objections to Arizona’s and Pennsylvania’s election results.
Four other people also died in the mob Wednesday, including a San Diego woman and Trump supporter, Ashli Babbitt, who was fatally shot by police inside the Capitol building, according to media reports.
The North State congressman also would not comment on those fatalities.