At least six Republican House members, including the No. 3 House GOP leader are expected to vote to impeach President Donald Trump over the deadly insurrection at the Capitol. (Jan. 13)
CEDRIC RICHMOND: President Trump put the domestic terrorists on notice by saying "stand back and stand by." He then summoned them to DC, directed them to march on the Capitol. And then he sat back and watched the insurrection.
Some of my colleagues, some of which may well be co-conspirators, in their latest attempt to placate and please this unfit president suggest that we shouldn't punish Trump for his actions in order to unify the country. That is the climax of foolishness. Let me suggest to them-- stand up. Man up. Woman up and defend this Constitution from all enemies, foreign and domestic, including Donald J. Trump.
JULIAN CASTRO: Let me ask you a question-- what do you think they would have done if they had gotten in? What do you think they would have done to you? And who do you think sent them here? The most dangerous man to ever occupy the Oval Office.
If inciting a deadly insurrection is not enough to get a president impeached, then what is? All of us must answer that question today. The Constitution requires us to impeach and remove Donald John Trump.
DAN NEWHOUSE: Speaker, we must all do better. These articles of impeachment are flawed. But I will not use process as an excuse. There is no excuse for President Trump's actions.
The president took an oath to defend the Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic. Last week, there was a domestic threat at the door of the Capitol. And he did nothing to stop it. That is why, with a heavy heart and clear resolve, I will vote yes on these articles of impeachment.
JAIME HERRERA BEUTLER: I am not afraid of losing my job, but I am afraid that my country will fail. I'm afraid patriots of this country have died in vain. I'm afraid my children won't grow up in a free country. I'm afraid injustice will prevail.
But truth, truth sets us free from fear. Truth doesn't guarantee bad things won't happen. But it does promise to always prevail in the end. It has no shadows where darkness can hide. With truth comes love, and we could use that right now.
My vote to impeach our sitting president is not a fear-based decision. I am not choosing a side. I'm choosing truth. It's the only way to defeat fear.
- The gentlewoman yields back. The gentleman from New York--