Omaha, Nebraska 2021-01-13 22:22:00 –
Washington (KMTV) — President Donald Trump has been impeached for the second time, weighted by members of the House of Representatives in Nebraska and Iowa.
The final vote in the House of Representatives was 232 in favor of 197 against. The four members did not vote. Trump is the first president to be impeached multiple times.
Of the seven members of the House of Representatives in Iowa and Nebraska, only Iowa Democrat Cindy Axne voted for the impeachment of Trump.
Don Bacon, Jeff Fortenbury, Adrian Smith, Ashley Hinson, Marionette Miller Meeks, and Randy Fencetra all opposed the impeachment. All six are Republicans.
Ten Republicans were among the 232 who voted for the second impeachment of Trump.
The impeachment proceedings in the House of Representatives were filed a week after the Trump-backed riots broke out in the US Capitol. The House of Representatives has charged Trump with “incitement to riots.”
Read the statements of representatives of Nebraska and Iowa below.
Congressman Don Bacon (Nebraska’s Second Parliamentary District)
My staff and I remained blocked while the mob terrorized our Capitol last week, so I became more and more resentful and our great country was very devastated. I was sad that I was divided. Our Capitol was struck by violence and deeply offended me. I’m more than a week away. As a veteran and member of the House of Representatives, I vowed to uphold and uphold the Constitution.President’s impeachment, my vote for 25 usesth The amendments that force the president to resign and the acceptance of Electoral College votes all reflect that.
“Article 2-4 of the Constitution stipulates that the president be dismissed after being convicted of impeachment. The dismissal is the result of the impeachment conviction, and by the time the Senate conducts the impeachment hearing, the president has already been dismissed. Absence. In addition, the impeachment took place without a single hearing, which is not a proper procedure to respect in our country. Finally, the speaker’s decision to impeach one week before taking office. Only exacerbates our division and further inflames our passion. Instead of increasing fuel, we need to cool the fire. I have more bipartisan support and impeachment. He supported the accusations that the transition would have helped him get off to a better start. Now the Senate needs to focus on impeachment of the president who has already left, rather than focusing on the requirements of the new administration. there is.
“Now is the time to meet to heal our country as we start a new session and welcome a new administration to the White House. After months of political dysfunction, we are bipartisan. We need to reduce politics and increase politeness. “
Congressman Jeff Fortenbury (Nebraska’s first parliamentary district)
The president mistakenly amplified the emotionally charged environment in his hesitation in his speech and prompt response to subsequent violence. By him.
Our purpose should be this: to restore peace in our country. Regain trust in our government. Regain dignity and politeness.
In just seven days, Joe Biden will become president. I voted to prove his election. We must choose wisely to begin the process of healing our country after this traumatic moment. Using an impeachment blunt instrument will punish the president, but will deepen the trauma of America, which is already plagued by political violence. Accountability demands should be found in the hard slogan for rebuilding.
I vote against the impeachment.
Congressman Cindy Axne (3rd House of Representatives, Iowa)
A week ago, a dangerous and deceptive rhetoric spread by President Trump caused a riot, killing five Americans, including one Capitol police officer.
This violent attack on our democracy was not a coincidence. For months, the president used the power and pulpit of his office to spread lies about the legitimacy and security of our elections. And in a desperate attempt to reverse his own losses, he pressured his supporters to thwart proof of his own elections.
The president’s actions, that is, deliberately falsehoods and calling for ignoring democratic elections, must have consequences. Incitement to riots is a high crime against the United States, and the constitutional consequences of such actions are impeachment. Therefore, I vote today to impeach President Donald Trump.
Despite the time remaining in his presidency, his crimes are so great that we cannot ignore them. For the safety of our country and its citizens, President Trump must be dismissed.
Congressman Adrian Smith (Nebraska’s Third House of Representatives)
What happened last Wednesday was nothing less than horrifying. I am stunned by what I saw last week and fully support the prosecution of all participants and riot planners.
However, impeachment sets a dangerous precedent without a thorough investigation. This vote may seem politically favorable to the Democratic Party, but it is not the right way to deal with violence and it cannot bring our country together.
Rep. Ashley Hinson (Iowa’s first parliamentary district)
Violence in the Capitol last week is unacceptable and officials should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. As the details of the attack become clear, we are increasingly grateful to the heroic Parliament police officers for keeping us safe.
I believe the president is responsible, and that’s why I personally urged him to stop those who were raiding the Capitol last week. I wish he had spoken earlier, but he didn’t. Words are important. You must be accountable to those who feed dangerous rhetoric on either side of the ideological spectrum.
But impeachment is the wrong path for several reasons. Chairman Pelosi is rushing towards President Trump’s second impeachment, bypassing normal orders, including gathering evidence, conducting committee hearings, and the process of preliminary voting. In just a week from the new administration, impeachment will only feed the flames and help further divide our country.
With the change of government to the Biden administration next week, we must refocus on moving the country forward and solving the everyday problems facing Americans. In the turmoil, the COVID-19 pandemic continues to present real challenges to working people and businesses. Iowa has a hard time putting food on the table, processing homeschooling, and paying bills.
I continue to focus on solving these issues. This week, my team and I continued a productive conversation with the Biden Transition Team on how to work together for Iowa. I also spoke with Secretary-General Billsack on the key agricultural priorities that I aim to work with him. I hope he is confirmed by the Senate.
Last week was the darkest day in the history of our country, but I promise to unite our country and serve Iowa.
Congressman Mariannette Miller-Meeks (Second House of Representatives in Iowa)
As horrifying as what happened on January 6, President Trump acknowledged and promised an orderly transition of power on January 20. To blame him for his seven-day term only divides the country further and makes it more difficult for the president-elect. Joe Biden to unite and guide our country. The people of Iowa sent me to Congress to work on medical reforms, reduce the cost of prescription drugs, and successfully return Iowa to work. That is my focus.
Randy Defense Tiger (4th Parliamentary District of Iowa)
I vote against the impeachment. President Trump, who promised a change of power, has seven days left. It’s time for our country to come together and move forward-not in a divisive and hasty pursuit of political movements.
“This year has been a tough year, but we must not forget that we are one country under God, and we can work together for a brighter future. I am confident that I can do it. I was selected by the great people of Iowa District 4 and produced results. Based on their opinions and feedback, we will move forward and focus on the execution of our business. When you do, you’re planning exactly that.
Senate leader Mitch McConnell said the Senate process on impeachment “starts with the first regular meeting after receiving an article from the House of Representatives.” The Senate has no plans to return to the session until January 19, the day before Trump resigns.
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