All Democrats and 10 Republicans voted for the impeachment today. 232 members voted for and 197 members voted against the impeachment of President Donald J. Trump. The impeachment was the fastest in our history and took only 7 hours offering no due process to the president or confidence to the American people. It is the second impeachment of President Trump needlessly.
The single article of impeachment alleges that the president incited an insurrection that resulted in the breach of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021.
According to the document Trump was “reiterat[ing] false claims that ‘we won this election, and we won it by a landslide,’” and accuses him of “willfully [making] statements that, in context, encouraged – and foreseeably resulted in – lawless action at the Capitol.”
However, during President Trump’s January 6, 2021 speech he called on the protesters to remain peaceful.
“I know that everyone here will soon be marching over to the Capitol building to peacefully and patriotically make your voices heard,” President Trump said.
We also know that the mob had already breached Congress while President Trump was still giving his speech to a large crowd of supporters more than a 30-minute walk away from the Capitol Building. After news of the breach of the Capitol was reported, the president issued a video message calling on the crowd to support the police and to go home. The day after, he said there will be “an orderly transition on Jan. 20.” The president later said he will not attend the inauguration.
Republicans who voted to impeach President Donald J Trump are as follows:
Republican Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.)
Republican Rep. John Katko (R-N.Y.),
Republican Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.)
Republican Rep. Fred Upton (R-Mich.),
Republican Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-Wash.)
Republican Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-Wash.)
Republican Rep. Anthony Gonzalez (R-Ohio)
Republican Rep. Tom Rice (R-S.C.),
Republican Rep. David Valadao (R-Calif.)
Republican Rep. Peter Meijer (R-Mich.)