Florence, South Carolina 2021-01-13 21:40:45 –
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina (WBTW) — Congressman Tom Rice sits down with Chris Spyker in News 13 and talks about why he joined nine other Republicans Wednesday to impeach President Donald Trump. did.
Rice said he was dissatisfied with Trump’s response to the riots in the Capitol, which led to his decision. He said the riots were the result of Trump’s actions.
“His actions last week have just shown a complete lack of leadership and responsibility since the election, especially last week,” Rice said.
Rice said Trump’s tweet that Vice President Mike Pence didn’t have the courage to “do the right thing” didn’t consider the well-being of police, Pence, or anyone else.
“He had never had a press conference and had never spoken to the county. He only made a few tweets,” Rice said. “He was sitting in the White House watching what was happening on TV. I think it’s scary. I think he completely abandoned his leadership.
“Then, next week, a week has passed since it happened. I can’t imagine other presidents talking to the country, making presidential statements, talking on TV, or talking. Now is the time. It’s time to calm the temperature. “
“He needs to cool down,” Rice said. “He raised it, he needs to lower it.”
Rice also told reporters that his comments before the mob attacked the Capitol were “perfectly appropriate” when six people, including two Capitol police officers, were killed. I was angry.
“I’ve heard from so many people who are afraid of what he’s doing,” Rice said. “And I’ve heard from many people who continue to support him.”
“They hire me like them [representative] To educate ourselves about the facts of the law, make rational decisions and vote for them, and that’s what I did today, “Rice said. “I voted to do what I thought was right. Imagine another president in my lifetime, or in my lifetime, who would have experienced the event and would not have stopped it. No — I didn’t make any real effort to stop it, and secondly, I then tried to heal the wound, but he didn’t do it in any way or in any way. “
Rice said the vote against proof of election results wasn’t about Trump, but about the security of the election.
Rice also said that this does not regret his support for Trump in the past.
See the full interview above.
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