Rep. Anthony Gonzalez crossed celebration strains and was one in all 10 Republicans to vote to question the president.
CLEVELAND — On Wednesday, Donald J. Trump grew to become the primary president in American historical past to be impeached twice. A majority of the members of the U.S. home voted to question Trump only one week after his encouragement to supporters to “struggle like hell” in opposition to election outcomes was adopted by the storming of the U.S. Capitol.
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The decision to question the president handed by a vote of 232 to 197. Ten Republicans broke celebration strains and voted in favor of impeachment, together with Rep. Anthony Gonzalez from Northeast Ohio.
“The President of the US helped manage and incite a mob that attacked the US Congress in an try to forestall us from finishing our solemn duties as prescribed by the Structure,” Gonzalez wrote in his assertion saying his vote. “In doing so, 5 folks have died – together with a Capitol Police Officer – many extra have been injured, and our democracy has been shaken.”
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“In the course of the assault itself, the President deserted his publish whereas many members requested for assist, thus additional endangering all current. These are basic threats not simply to folks’s lives however to the very basis of our Republic,” Rep. Gonzalez concluded. “Once I take into account the total scope of occasions main as much as January sixth together with the President’s lack of response as the US Capitol was beneath assault, I’m compelled to assist impeachment.”
Right here is how the remainder of Ohio’s congressional delegation voted:
Rep. Steve Chabot (R) – District 1: NO
Rep. Brad Wenstrup (R) – District 2: NO
Rep. Joyce Beatty (D) – District 3: YES
Rep. Jim Jordan (R) – District 4: NO
Rep. Robert Latta (R) – District 5: NO
Rep. Invoice Johnson (R) – District 6: NO
Rep. Bob Gibbs (R) – District 7: NO
Rep. Warren Davidson (R) – District 8: NO
“I’ll oppose any and all efforts by Congress to affect Vice President Pence to invoke the 25th Modification, together with at this time’s nonbinding decision. The 25th Modification designates to the Cupboard the facility to take away a sitting president: The President is match to serve out his remaining eight days in workplace.
“I equally reject Home Democrats’ politically motivated bid to question President Trump a second time. The Senate can not presumably hear the rushed case for impeachment earlier than President Trump’s time period in workplace expires. To carry a trial after President Biden takes workplace would serve solely to rub salt in America’s wounds. I cannot take part on this political effort to additional divide Individuals beneath the guise of impeaching a person who won’t be in workplace inside a number of days. If President Biden is severe about unifying this nation, he’ll make his first 100 days about rebuilding this nation’s financial system and listening to the women and men who really feel unheard by their authorities.”
Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D) – District 9: YES
Rep. Michael Turner (R) – District 10: NO
Rep. Marcia Fudge (D) – District 11: YES
Rep. Troy Balderson (R) – District 12: NO
Rep. Tim Ryan (D) – District 13: YES
Rep. David Joyce (R) – District 14: NO
“I look ahead to these investigations into the President, a number of of my fellow colleagues on each side of the aisle, and those that bodily participated within the chaos. Nevertheless, I don’t consider that voting in favor of impeachment at this time would have furthered this pursuit of justice. Merely put, there may be not sufficient time to research, try to convict the President within the folks’s home earlier than he leaves workplace. That timeline shouldn’t bar judgement within the true courts of regulation.
“As we discovered final week, political gamesmanship has penalties. Whereas I stand keen, prepared and capable of danger my political profession and my life for a course of that would really maintain folks accountable, I refuse to additional endanger the lives of my colleagues, my workers, and my household for one thing that may quantity to nothing greater than a symbolic gesture.
Rep. Steve Stivers (R) – District 15: NO
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