WASHINGTON, D.C. (WEHT) – The gavel came down today in a bi-partisan impeachment of President Trump. An unbreakable wall of Republican support crumbled, but Tri-State representatives stood behind the president, now impeached for a second time. Kentucky Congressman James Comer being among those who opposed.
“If he were going to be president for a couple more years and there was an opportunity for a trial – then who knows what would come out of the trial. But right now I haven’t seen an impeachable offense. And I don’t think Nancy Pelosi did either,” Comer said. Fellow Kentucky Congressman Brett Guthrie joined Indiana’s Larry Buschon and Mary Miller from southern Illinois — in making one thing clear: they do not condone violence following the deadly chaos at the capitol last week.
Guthrie said he unequivocally condemns the violent mob storming of the capitol and wants those responsible to be prosecuted. Buschon, who represents Indiana’s 8th district, tweeted before the vote, calling this second impeachment dangerous.
“Tensions and passions in the country are running high. This action by the democrats will throw fuel on the fire,” Buschon wrote.
Newly-elected Mary Miller also denouncing the violence. She has been in Congress for less than two weeks. None of the four, however, believe that President Trump is responsible for inciting those events.
Eyewitness News also wanted to know what the Tri-State thinks, so we posed the question. “What are your thoughts on the impeachment?” One of our followers wrote ‘Unfortunately it has to be done. Sorry. No president red or blue can do this.” While another wrote, “Well that’s a great way to unite our divided country. These people are so out of touch with the average American.” Many also wrote, “What a waste of time and money. Our money.”
Kentucky’s Mitch McConnell reportedly isn’t ruling out he might eventually vote to convict president trump during the Senate trial. Sen. McConnell said he intends to listen to the legal arguments when they are presented.
The entire roll call vote can be viewed here.
(This story was originally published on January 13, 2021)
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