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Five House Republican members are in support of President Trump’s impeachment.
One of the loudest Republican voices in support of removing the President from office seven days to departure from The White House is Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY), the No.3 Republican in the House and the daughter of former Republican Vice President Dick Cheney. “There has never been a greater betrayal by a President of the United States of his office and his oath to the Constitution,” Rep. Cheney stated.
Representative Tom Cole (R-OK), a ranking member of the House and Rules committee, still opposes the resolution to impeach President Trump. “We’ve gone through a horrifying and tragic time. I urge my colleagues to vote no,” Rep. Cole stated — on the resolution that will inevitably impeach the President for a second time, setting a historical precedent.
Rep. Cole added, “Let us look forward and not backward. Let us celebrate the peaceful transition of power.” Rep. Cole maintains impeachment of the President will only cause more division.
Rep. Nancy Mace (R-NC) quoted Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. “Now is the time to do what’s right.” Then added, “We’ve seen violence across the country for the past 9-months,” referring to the 2020 racial justice marches taking place last summer in the wake of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery deaths. “There is violence on both sides of the aisle. Stop being the problem and start being the solution.”
Rep. Jim McGovern (D-MA), Chairman of the Rules and House Committee, said that he is saddened at the sight of an out-of-control mob and homegrown fascists and domestic terrorists. They desecrated the People’s House, maintaining that President Trump incited the violent insurrection attempt during the speech he gave before the Capitol’s riot.
“Some of our Republican friends have been trying to lecture us about unity, preaching unity and not acknowledging that for 4-years, many of them gave oxygen to Donald Trump’s conspiracies and big lies. They turned the other way in the face of racism and bigotry. They just let it go.” Republican House members have yet to acknowledge the anti-Black and anti-Semitic symbols present at last Wednesday’s violent insurrection. “What happened would have never happened if everyone stood up in unity and called on the President when he was not telling everyone the truth and big lies. We will never have unity without truth and accountability,” McGovern stated.