Fresno, California 2021-01-14 00:10:53 –
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A Central California lawmaker voted to impeach President Trump by joining the nine other Republicans in partnership with the Democratic Party.
Congressman David Valadao (R-Hanford) was the only Republican from California to vote by majority.
In an interview with ABC30, Baradao explained why he decided to vote for impeachment, calling it the “most difficult decision” in his life, but was forced after watching a video of the Capitol attack.
“That was the most disgusting thing I’ve ever seen … see those law enforcement officers being dragged out of the Capitol and beaten with the American flag-how to incorporate it. Don’t you get frustrated with the situation? I just want to make sure someone is held accountable for this. “
He admitted to “get a lot of heat” from members of his own party by refusing to vote in line with the party’s policy, but said he followed his conscience.
“I always do what I believe is absolutely correct, and for this I believe absolutely correct … this script is flipped over, you remove the party label, the Democratic Party If you label it and play the whole story, each one (of those who voted for me) would have told me to impeach, “Baradao said.
Earlier that day, Baradao also tweeted why he felt it was important to vote for impeachment.
“President Trump was undoubtedly the driving force behind the catastrophic event that took place on January 6, with a large number of rioters elected officials, staff, and violence across our representative democracy. I encouraged them to shake, “Baladao wrote. “Chair Pelosi has set aside the precedent and went out of the window by rushing to turn a thorough investigation into a political stunt. Above all, he had more time to hold a hearing to ensure proper procedures. I wish I could. “
“Unfortunately, Chair Pelosi didn’t give us that option,” he said. “Based on the facts before me, I have to vote for my conscience with my guts. I voted to impeach President Trump. His exciting rhetoric is non-American. It was a target, abominable, and absolutely blameable crime. It’s time to put the country in politics. “
Based on the facts before me, I have to go to my gut and vote for my conscience. I voted to impeach President Trump. His exciting rhetoric was a non-American, abominable, and absolutely impeccable crime. It’s time to prioritize the country over politics.
— Congressman David Valadao (@RepDavidValadao) January 13, 2021
All Democrats voted for the impeachment, and all other Republicans of the California State Legislature voted against the impeachment.
Voted against the impeachment:
Doug La Habra (R-Richvale), Tom McClintock (R-Elk Grove), Jay Obernorte (R-Big Bear Lake), Devin Nunez (R-Tulare), Kevin McCarthy (R-Bakers) Field), Mike Garcia (R-Santa Clarita)), Young Kim (R-La Habra), Ken Calvert (R-Corona), Michelle Steel (R-Seal Beach), Darrell Issa (R-El Cajon).
Voted for impeachment:
Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael), John Garamendi (D-Walnut Grove), Mike Thompson (D-St. Helena), Doris Matsui (D-Sacramento), Ami Bera (D-Elk Grove), Jerry McNerney (D- Stockton), Josh Harder (D-Turlock), Mark DeSaulnier (D-Concord), Nancy Pelosi (D-San Francisco), Barbara Lee (D-Oakland), Jackie Speier (D-San Mateo), Eric Swalwell (D- Dublin), Jim Costa (D-Fresno), Locanna (D-Freemont), Anna Esch (D-Aserton), Zoelov Glen (D-San Jose), Jimmy Panetta (D-Carmel), David Baradao (R-Huffman) ), Salud Carbajal (D-Santa Barbara), Julia Brownley (D-Oak Park), Judy Chu (D-Monterey Park), Adam Schiff (D-Burbank), Tony Cardenas (D-San Fernando Valley), Brad Sherman ( D-Sherman Oaks), Pete Aguilar (D-Redlands), Grace Napolitano (D-Norwalk), Tedrew (D-Torrance), Jimmy Gomez (D-Los Angeles), Normatores (D-Pomona), Raul Lewis (D-Pomona) D-Palm Desert), Karen Bass (D-Los Angeles), Linda Sánchez (D-Whittier), Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-Los Angeles), Mark Takano (D-Riverside), Maxine Waters (D-Inglewood), Nanette・ Bar Agan (D-San Pedro), Katie Porter (D-Irvine), Lucorea (D-Santa Anna), Alan Loenthal (D-Long Beach), Mike Levin (D-San Rafael Capistrano), Fan Vargas (D-San Diego) , Scott Peters (D-Lahora), Sara Jacobs (D-San Diego).
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