After the Republican Party spent years defending President Donald Trump’s behavior, 10 Republican lawmakers voted to impeach him on Wednesday for instigating his supporters to carry out the deadly Jan.6 attack on Congress.
Here are the Republicans who voted for impeachment in the House of Representatives:
House Republican No. 3, Cheney was the oldest member of her party to vote against efforts to challenge the Jan.6 constituency results confirming Trump’s loss. The daughter of former Republican Vice President Dick Cheney is a rising star of the party.
Gonzalez is a Republican from Ohio. “When I consider the scale of the events leading up to January 6, including the president’s lack of response as the United States Capitol was under attack, I am compelled to support impeachment,” he wrote on Twitter.
Meijer, a new congressman from Grand Rapids, Michigan, said he voted for impeachment with “a heavy heart.”
“The president has betrayed his oath in seeking to undermine our constitutional process, and he bears responsibility for instigating the violent acts of insurgency last week,” he said in a statement.
Newhouse, from Washington state, announced his intention to vote impeachment in the House during Wednesday’s debate, drawing applause from the roughly two dozen Democrats in attendance.
Frequent Trump critic Kinzinger of Illinois said Trump broke his oath by inciting supporters to insurgency and used his position to attack the legislative branch of government.
Katko, from New York, was the first member of the House Republican caucus to say he would vote for impeachment.
Upton, of Michigan, said in November that Trump had shown no evidence for his claims that his electoral defeat was the result of widespread fraud.
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Herrera Beutler is a moderate from Washington State. “The President’s offenses, in my reading of the Constitution, were uneasy on the basis of the compelling evidence we already have,” she said in a statement.
Rice comes from a district in South Carolina where Trump enjoys significant support.
Valadao took over its former Californian seat from the Democrats in November.
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