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The assault on the Capitol last Wednesday has blown up the Republican Party of the United States. After hundreds of supporters of the still president, Donald Trump, broke into the seat of the legislative branch by force, several Republicans have broken ranks and have distanced themselves from their ‘boss’.
First it was the vice president, Mike Pence, who refused to execute the last minute maneuver requested by Trump, and certified the victory of Joe Biden as president-elect. For this reason, he earned the qualification of “traitor” from Trump, and death threats from the assailants on the Capitol, which led to the vice president being hastily evacuated from the building. Pence, however, has now refused to invoke the 25th amendment to remove the president, as the Democrats requested.
After Pence, it was Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who after years of staunch support for the president – from a hard line – on Wednesday, just before the assault, decided that enough had been done, and demanded that the democratic results of the polls, which in November gave the victory to Biden, will be respected.
Now that the Democratic Party has pushed for a impeachment or impeachment against Trump, McConnell is “satisfied”, as published The New York Times. Citing sources close to the senator, the New York newspaper notes that McConnell welcomes a possible impeachment of the president because it could help purge the Republican Party of loyalists to Trump, and believes that the tycoon has committed enough offenses to be forced to leave your post.
However, there are other Republicans who have been tougher and clearer than McConnell. Until this Wednesday, the day the impeachment In the US Congress, there are five representatives of the Republican Party who have announced that they will vote in favor of removing Trump:
John Katko: “I can’t sit still without acting”
Katko, a congressman from New York, was the first to speak out on Tuesday against her president.
“It cannot be ignored that President Trump encouraged this insurrection, both on social media before January 6 and in his speech that day,” he said. it’s a statement. Katko notes that Trump, “deliberately promoting unfounded theories” about alleged electoral fraud in the elections, created a tense environment of disinformation and disenfranchisement and division. “
“When this manifested itself in violent acts, [Trump] He immediately refused to condemn the actions, putting countless lives in danger, ”recalls the congressman in a letter posted on his official Twitter account. Allowing the president of the United States to incite these acts without consequences is a direct attack on the future of our democracy. For this reason I cannot sit still without acting. I will vote in favor of the impeachment of this president ”, he assures.
Liz Cheney: “There has never been a greater betrayal”
Following Katko’s announcement, Representative for Wyoming and Speaker of the House Republican Conference, Liz Cheney, was the next to confirm that she would vote for the impeachment.
The Republican ‘number 3’ within the House has accused Trump of “lighting the flame of the attack” against the Capitol by having summoned and assembled the group of exalted. “Everything that followed was his doing. None of this would have happened without the president. The president could have intervened immediately and vigorously to stop the violence. It did not”, Cheney notes.
“There has never been a greater betrayal on the part of a president of the United States in his charge and his oath of the Constitution,” he maintains.
Adam Kinzinger: “What if not this deserves a impeachment?”
Instantly, Illinois Congressman Adam Kinzinger was added to the list of “dissidents.”
It’s a statement posted on Twitter, Kizinger announces that he will vote in favor of the impeachment of Trump, and argues it this way: “I have no doubt that the president of the United States broke the oath of office and incited this insurrection. He used his position in the Executive to attack the Legislative. What if not this deserves a impeachment?”, Raises the Republican.
Jaime Herrera Beutler: “My party will be better when we choose the truth”
Earlier this Wednesday, Congresswoman for Washington Jaime Herrera Beutler announced on his Twitter account who will vote ‘yes’ to impeachment driven by the Democrats.
“The president of the United States incited a revolt in order to prevent a peaceful transition of powers,” he writes. Herrera Beutler relies on “the Constitution” to consider the president’s “offenses” to be challenged.
The congresswoman cites in her statement the words of love that Trump dedicated to the assailants (“I love you”, “you are special”), and qualifies as “pathetic” the president’s reaction to the violence. “I think my own party will be better served when we choose the truth ourselves,” concludes Herrera Beutler.
More than a score of former congressmen join
In addition to the congressmen who will vote this afternoon on impeachment to the president, and from the high officials of the Administration that these days have resigned, former representatives of the Republican Party have also been in favor of this opposition movement.
“Surely, the founding fathers would get sick thinking of such actions. As representatives of the House that was attacked, not only politically but physically, they must remove the president from office, “says the statement signed this Monday by more than twenty former Republican congressmen.
“Congress must send a strong and clear message not only to this president, but also to future presidents, that this type of behavior will not be tolerated or accepted”, defends a text signed, among others, who were representatives for Florida, David Jolly, for Pennsylvania, Charlie Dent, and for Virginia, Barbara Comstock.
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