Top Republican says he’s open to pleas for Trump’s conviction
Jan 19 2021
Peter Meijer, one of 10 House Republicans who voted with Democrats on Wednesday to impeach Trump for supporting "insurrection", said he and other lawmakers were taking precautions like acquiring body armour. The resolution to impeach passed by 232 to 197.
Though Donald Trump has requested that no violence Through the demonstrations, he nonetheless doesn't acknowledge his electoral defeat towards Biden, and that was the flame that originated the assault on Congress and the next impeachment.
Toomey, a conservative who has generally backed Trump, made news on Sunday by calling on Trump to resign for the good of the country.
Multiple Republicans defended Trump's remarks as protected by the First Amendment of the U.S. constitution, which defends free speech.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer said they would hit the ground running in order to assure the plan's success.
"We're all on high alert based on the events over the last couple of weeks in Washington", Bastian told CNBC. No true supporter of mine could ever disrespect law enforcement or our great American flag. A bipartisan vote in the House of Representatives yesterday held him accountable for "inciting" riots which rocked the Capitol on January 6. How he votes could sway other Republicans whose votes Trump needs to avoid conviction.
Republican Senate leader Mitch McConnell, who has control of the chamber till January 19, has refused to reconvene it till that day, a day before Trump's term ends.
In addition to their indoor patrol was a massive outdoor presence on and surrounding the Capitol's grounds, where armored vehicles and concrete barriers framed the vast area surrounding "the people's house", as the building is known.
"Advisers said that Mr. Trump had to be dissuaded from going to the House floor to try to defend himself during Wednesday's impeachment proceedings, something he wanted to do during his first impeachment in December 2019, advisers said".
Biden has said the Senate should be able this time to split its work, starting the trial and working on his priorities, including swift confirmation of his Cabinet nominees. The Democrats need 17 Republican votes to impeach Trump in the Senate.
Making her case, Pelosi quoted the Bible, and late Presidents Abraham Lincoln and John F. Kennedy. "We know that the President of the United States incited this insurrection, this armed rebellion, against our common country". Tom Cotton, R-Ark., issued a statement saying he opposes impeachment against a president who has left office.
Trump had disparaged her and her father.
The Trump Republicans are still large enough of a group to either stay and dominate primary politics or walk away if Trump is cast out, which would weaken the GOP's force against Democrats. He added, "I've tried my best to do the right thing and represent their interests, but if they decide it's time for me to come home, that's fine too". But they aren't so sold on the Senate finding him guilty of the charge brought against him. However, this could take some time because voting against President Trump could jeopardize Republicans' political aspirations for the future, as many face reelection in 2022. If the veteran Kentucky Republican sticks with Trump, conviction is unlikely.
Pat Fallon said that when burning and looting were carried out during the anti-police demonstrations following the extra-judicial killing of an AfricaN-American man, there was no condemnation from the Democrat who encouraged the protests.