(1-13-21) For the second time this year the US House of Representatives has voted to impeach President Donald Trump .
The article of Impeachment was for “incitement of insurrection”, this Impeachment stemmed from last week’s incident at the US Capital as Congress certified the electoral vote from November’s Election.
President Trump becomes the only President in American History to be Impeached twice. All Democrats Voted for the Impeachment.
10 Republicans voted for Impeachment:
- Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming
- Rep. Anthony Gonzalez of Ohio
- Rep. Jamie Herrera-Beutler of Washington
- Rep. John Katko of New York
- Rep. Adam Kinzinger of Illinois
- Rep. Peter Meijer of Michigan
- Rep. Dan Newhouse of Washington
- Rep. Tom Rice of South Carolina
- Rep. Fred Upton of Michigan
- Rep. David Valadao of California
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Ohio Congressmen Warren Davidson, Jim Jordan and Bob Latta voted against Impeachment.
A trial will take place in the Senate, the date for the beginning of the trial has not yet been announced. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is rejecting Democratic calls to bring the Senate back immediately to start the trial of President Donald Trump, a decision that would allow the President to serve out his final days in office
Congressman Bob Latta (R-OH) provided the following statement:
“On January 6, I watched with horror as mob violence overtook the United States Capitol and American lives were lost. It was the darkest day during my time in Congress; there isn’t a close second. We mourn the loss of Capitol Police Officers Sicknick and Liebengood, and pray for the dozens of other officers who were injured during the breach of the Capitol.
“The President’s reprehensible rhetoric leading up to January 6 and on that morning were a moral failure. There were many instances, one of which occurred during a speech on the National Mall before the mob broke into the Capitol, where the President again pressured Vice President Pence to exceed his constitutional duty during the certification of the election. I condemned the violence when it took place, and again, reiterate that I strongly denounce and in no way condone the President’s language prior to the outbreak of mob violence.
“There is no doubt that there should be accountability for these actions. The question faced today, is impeachment the correct course of action?
“As I said last week, the United States Constitution is the greatest document in self-government the world has ever known. Even after great debate between the Framers when drafting the document that would guide our Republic for generations to come, there are many unanswered questions the Constitution leaves up for interpretation. The impeachment process contains many of these unanswered questions.
“House Democrats have chosen to embark upon a historically unprecedented impeachment process, with only seven days remaining in the President’s term. Today, the House of Representatives impeached a sitting President without calling witnesses, without committee consideration, and it all took place with only hours of debate.
“In previous presidential impeachments in the House, the shortest was 10 days in 1868, and the longest was three months in 1974. Due to the realities of the timeline before us, it would be difficult to remove President Trump from office before the end of his term, which is ultimately the reason for filing impeachment articles. Moving forward with a Senate trial for a President who is already out of office will prevent the Senate from working on the issues facing our country. The Senate would not be able to fulfill their necessary legislative duties, such as providing the American people the relief they need from the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We are better as a nation when we work together and engage in respectful civil discourse with one another. If a motion of censure had come to the floor, I would have strongly considered it to ensure accountability for the horrific events of last week. A snap impeachment process is not consistent with the Constitution and has never been done before in American history. For these reasons, I cannot support this impeachment effort.”
Statement from Congressman Warren Davidson: January 12, 2021
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, Representative Warren Davidson (R-OH) made the following statement about efforts to remove President Trump from office. “I will oppose any and all efforts by Congress to influence Vice President Pence to invoke the 25th Amendment, including today’s nonbinding resolution. The 25th Amendment designates to the Cabinet the power to remove a sitting president: The President is fit to serve out his remaining eight days in office. “I similarly reject House Democrats’ politically motivated bid to impeach President Trump a second time. The Senate cannot possibly hear the rushed case for impeachment before President Trump’s term in office expires. To hold a trial after President Biden takes office would serve only to rub salt in America’s wounds. I will not participate in this political effort to further divide Americans under the guise of impeaching a man who will not be in office within a few days. If President Biden is serious about unifying this country, he will make his first one hundred days about rebuilding this country’s economy and listening to the men and women who feel unheard by their government.” Statement from Congressman Jim Jordan: “They spied on President Trump’s campaign in 2016. They put him through the phony Russia hoax from 2017-2019. They investigated his family and friends. They impeached him once. And today, they’re trying to do it again. Despite all that, he never stopped working for you.”