The Arizona Democrats move out Tucson Republican Rep. Mark Finchem, who attended the January 6 rally

PHOENIX – Democrats at Arizona House move to evict a Republican lawmaker who attended the Jan. 6 rally that turned violent when protesters stormed the U.S. Capitol.

On the morning of January 6, before the rally and uprising, State Representative Mark Finchem told ABC 15: “We have substantial evidence that the election in at least six states was a fraud.”

Finchem never provided evidence to convince a judge that the election was stolen. He continues to blame Congress for the Capitol uprising.

“Representative Finchem lost the privilege of representing LD 11 when he participated in the attack on the US Capitol,” said Dana Allmond, a retired Lieutenant Colonel in the US Army who lives in Finchem County.

“On January 6th,” she said, “he went to the Trump rally in DC and used social media to spread the big lie.”

Allmond joined other Finchem voters Monday at the State Capitol in support of a resolution calling for his immediate expulsion from the House of Representatives.

Democrats, led by Rep. Athena Salman von Tempe, say Finchem violated his oath of office and undermined democracy.

“Mark Finchem has violated his oath of office and should be expelled from the chambers immediately,” said Salman.

Finchem is one of the most outspoken allies of former President Donald Trump, who shares refuted allegations of electoral fraud. He said he stayed 500 meters from the Capitol and did not find out that the mob had been injured until hours after the mob broke in.

In order to drive him out, two thirds of the house controlled by the GOP would have to be supported.

Finchem did not respond to an invitation from ABC 15 to comment.


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