Washington – Ten Republicans in the House, including one of the top leaders, joined Democrats in a vote to impeach President Trump, who incited last week’s attack on the capital by a group of supporters. severe
The final ballot was 232 to 197 as 10 Republicans joined 222 Democrats in the vote in favor of the impeachment resolution.
Articles about the impeachment will be sent to the Senate, where Trump will be tried. However, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said after the House of Representatives vote that “There is no chance that a fair or serious trial will be concluded before President Biden is sworn in next week.”;
Trump was the first president to be sued twice. When he was indicted in 2019 for an attempt to pressure Ukraine to investigate Joe and Hunter Biden, no Republicans in the House voted to impeach him. But this time, 10 members of his own party decided his actions warranted prosecution.
Here are the Republicans who voted to impeach Mr Trump:
Liz Cheney from Wyoming
Anthony Gonzalez of Ohio
Jaime Herrera Beutler of Washington
John Katko from New York
Adam Kinzinger from Illinois
Peter Meijer from Michigan
Dan Newhouse of Washington
Tom Rice of South Carolina
Fred Upton of Michigan
David Valadao from California
Cheney, the third-placed Republican in the House, said in a statement Tuesday that she would vote to impeach Mr Trump after he forced his supporters on Wednesday at a rally not far from City Hall.
“The President of the United States has called the mob together and set the fire of this attack. Everything that follows is his act. Mr. Trump At a rally on January 6 when he told supporters that “If you don’t fight like hell, you won’t have the country anymore.” She also criticized his repeated calls for Republican lawmakers to try to overturn the election.
“The president can intervene to stop violence immediately and seriously, he can’t. There has never been a betrayal of the President of the United States and an oath to the Constitution,” continued Cheney, daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney. Vote to impeach the president. “
Congressman John Katko was the first Republican to say he would vote to impeach Mr Trump on Tuesday.Katko represents the upstate New York district, which is democratic and He has faced major challenges in the last two elections.
“Allowing the President of the United States to incite this attack without consequences is a direct threat to the future of our democracy,” Katko said in a statement reported by Syracuse.com. “As a result, I cannot sit without taking any action. Yes, I will vote to impeach this president. “
Illinois Congressman Adam Kinsinger, who has been a frequent critic of Trump, announced in a tweet Tuesday: “I will vote for the prosecution.
“There is no doubt in my mind that the President of the United States is wrong to take oath of inauguration and incite this uprising, he uses his position in the administration to attack lawmakers … if these acts – the Section II Branch incite Death Section I rebellion – unreasonable to prosecution, then what is an excuse? “
Last week, Kinzinger also urged Vice President Mike Pence and Mr Trump’s cabinet to call.To remove the president from office
Congressman Fred Upton of Michigan announced his support for the impeachment on Tuesday night. “I want a more formal bipartisan blame than the impeachment process it has drawn,” he said in a statement. “But it’s time to say: enough, enough.”
Upton said Congress must “It delivers a clear message that our country cannot and will not allow any president to try to impede the peaceful transfer of power.”
Newhouse said on Wednesday he would support the lawsuit.
“There is no excuse for President Trump’s actions,” Newhouse said in a public address, adding he will vote on the impeachment. Democrats applauded their hands after the speech.
Most of the House Republican meetings, including minority leader Kevin McCarthy and minority Steve Scalise, were voted to overturn the results of last week’s college election.
Six Republican lawmakers offered a resolution to condemn Trump on Tuesday evening. Unlike litigation, blame has no practical effect. But it will only be an official condemnation
In the Senate, a few senators have signaled that they may be willing to consider voting for Mr Trump, even if the bar is higher in the upper room. Although the majority is used to impeach the president in the House of Commons. But two-thirds of senators will have to vote for their conviction and remove the president.