Seven Republican members of Congress signed the letter requesting the president-elect formally ask Speaker Nancy Pelosi to cease impeachment efforts.
WASHINGTON — Rep. Ken Buck (R-Colo.) penned a letter launched on Saturday requesting President-elect Joe Biden formally ask Home Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Cali.) to discontinue efforts for a second impeachment trial for President Donald Trump.
The letter, which was additionally signed by six further Republican members of the U.S. Home of Representatives, asks Biden to intervene “within the spirit of therapeutic and constancy to our Structure.”
“A second impeachment, solely days earlier than President Trump will depart workplace, is as pointless as it’s inflammatory,” the letter says. “This impeachment would undermine our precedence of unifying People and could be an additional distraction to our nation at a time when tens of millions of our fellow residents are hurting due to the pandemic and financial fallout.”
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Buck beforehand signed onto a lawsuit in December searching for to throw out votes in a number of states to invalidate Biden’s electoral win.
Nevertheless, he didn’t be a part of a bunch of Republicans that deliberate to object to certifying the electoral vote in Congress.
“The undersigned members of Congress issued a joint assertion on January 4th opposing the objection, made by a lot of our Republican colleagues, to certifying the Electoral Faculty vote,” the letter says. “We did so as a result of we imagine the Structure is evident that the function of Congress is solely to depend the electoral votes. The Twelfth Modification doesn’t give Congress the authority or discretion to disqualify electors based mostly by itself findings or beliefs that fraud befell.”
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