WASHINGTON D.C. — All four Congressmen that serve the Miami Valley voted not to impeach President Donald Trump this afternoon. However, Trump was impeached by the House of Representatives with a vote of 232-197. Ten Republicans joined Democrats in voting to charge Trump with incitement of insurrection.
Rep. Mike Turner released the following statement:
“Last week’s assault on the Capitol, the Constitution, and our democracy was reprehensible. A violent mob rioted and stormed the Capitol in a futile attempt to overturn the results of a free and fair election. They failed. In less than a week, President Trump is leaving office disgraced and discredited for his efforts to overturn the 2020 election. However, Speaker Pelosi’s snap impeachment is absent due process, hearings, witnesses and violates our responsibilities under the Constitution. For these reasons, I could not support it.”
Rep. Warren Davidson released the following statement:
“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.”
Rep. Steve Chabot released the following statement:
“What happened last Wednesday at the Capitol, never should have happened. The actions of those who attempted to breach the Capitol Building, and then ultimately did so, are inexcusable. Lawlessness and violence are never acceptable, whichever side of the political divide one may fall. Those who were involved should be, and will be, identified and prosecuted.
But the Democrats’ attempt to invoke the 25th Amendment, and to once again impeach President Trump (a little more than a week before he’ll be leaving office anyway) are in my opinion, misguided.
Rather than contribute to healing a divided nation, the Democrats’ effort will likely drive us even further apart. It’s time for us to tone down the political rhetoric; to work together to solve the problems that face our nation. It’s time for us to put aside our differences, and find common ground. After all, we’re all Americans.”
Rep. Jim Jordan said the following on the House floor ahead of today’s vote:
“In seven days, there will be a peaceful transfer of power just like there has been every other time in our country. But Democrats are going to impeach President Trump again.
This doesn’t unite the country. There’s no way this helps the nation deal with the tragic and terrible events of last week that we all condemn…. we should be focused on bringing the nation together.”
Sen. Rob Portman released the following statement:
“As I said yesterday, the attack on the US Capitol was an attack on democracy itself, and the President bears some responsibility for what occurred. It was important that the President clearly stated today that violence of any kind is unacceptable.
Today the House voted to impeach the President for his role in the events of January 6. If the Senate proceeds with an impeachment trial, I will do my duty as a juror and listen to the cases presented by both sides.
President-Elect Biden has rightly said he wants to set a new tone of greater unity as his administration begins. All of us should be concerned about the polarization in our country and work toward bringing people together. If the Senate conducts an impeachment trial, among my considerations will be what is best to help heal our country rather than deepen our divisions.”
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