Local representatives react to Trump’s Impeachment

Local representatives react to Trump’s Impeachment
In this image from video, the final vote total of 232-197 to impeachment President Donald Trump over the violent siege of the Capitol, after voting on the House floor Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (House Television via AP) (Uncredited)

Editor’s Note: In an on-air version of this story, it was reported Sen. Marco Rubio would vote for impeachment if a trial were held. Rubio’s press office clarified that information saying he did not support impeachment. In his comments on Impeachment, Sen. Rubio said, “It’s unfortunate that instead of unifying us right now, Biden and the Democrats have chosen to use this as an opportunity to talk about ridiculous things like ‘let’s impeach a president’ who isn’t even going to be in office in about nine days. …

“Joe Biden ran as a guy who is going to unify the country, and he’s going to spend the first couple weeks of his presidency — not confirming his nominees, not dealing with the pandemic — but the first couple weeks of his presidency is going to be about removing a president that is already not in office.

“That’s what we’re talking about here: stoke up more division in this country, stoke up more fights, create more grievances. Instead of saying everybody agrees that we’ve hit rock bottom … If that did not cause us all as a country to wake up and say, ‘We need to take a deep breath here, look what we’re turning into,’ I don’t know what will.”

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President Trump was impeached for the second time on Wednesday afternoon.

He will be the first president to ever be impeached twice during a term.

The vote comes after the last week’s protest on Capitol Hill last Wednesday.

Florida Representative John Rutherford reacted to Trump’s Impeachment by tweeting in part " A vote to impeach the president without proper due process and with only seven days left in office only further divides us...” Read his full statement below:

Georgia representative Buddy Carter also tweeted a statement saying in part “If Washington Democrats were truly interested in reconciliation after the terrible events we witnessed last week, they would focus on it. Instead, they are focused on impeachment in the closing days of Trump’s presidency.” Full statement below:

Congresswoman Kat Cammack (FL-03) released the following statement:

“Our country needs unity now more than ever. Not only does this move by the liberal Left further divide our nation, it sets a dangerous precedent that subjects the impeachment process to political motivations, rather than serious, thoughtful deliberations. It took Speaker Pelosi six days to draw up this article of impeachment, foregoing the due process that the Constitution outlines. This has become a mockery of our congressional responsibility and it only highlights the Left’s hypocrisy.”

“At this very moment, Americans are hurting, both from the events at the U.S. Capitol last week and the COVID-19 pandemic; small businesses are closing, some never to open again, and Americans are filing for unemployment assistance in growing numbers. We must come together and we must find a way to move forward past this difficult time. It is up to us to refocus on the issues our constituents sent us to Washington to address.”