In their own words: Representatives discuss impeachment

House members make their case for and against the impeachment of President Donald Trump.
5:31 | 01/14/21

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We'll take one more listen to some of the impeachment arguments made today on Capitol Hill was an unbelievable. Start to the year. You know that the president of the United States incited this insurrection. This armed rebellion against our common country. He must go he is a clear and present danger to the nation. That we all love. Impeachment around two. It's always been about getting the president no matter what team. It's an obsession. And session that is now broaden. Not just about impeachment anymore it's about canceling as I've said canceling the president and anyone that disagrees with them first. Several hours last week. Mom law tried to get her here. Some say. The riots caused by anti. There's absolutely. No evidence. That conservatives should be the first to say so. The vote to impeach would further divide this nation. That doesn't mean the president is free from fall to the president bears responsibility. For Wednesday's attack on congress by Bob right now. He should have immediately denounced the mob when he saw what was unfolds. We are all responsible. And. My colleagues are responsible for not condemning rioters this past year like it's like those who barricaded the doors of Seattle Police Department had attempted. Talking murder the officers inside and others including myself are responsible for not speaking out soon. Before the president misinformed and inflamed a violent mob tore down the American flag and and brutally beat capitol police officer's home. Had a speaker we must all be better. When I rise in support of impeaching again the worst president in the history of the United States. Since its birth today and office. This president has spent four years abusing his powers. Lai king embracing authoritarianism. Radicalize and his supporters that this president intends to exercise Arab Blount didn't happen isn't out of office. Yeah it is reported that the president of the United States. Watch big invasion. From the Oval Office but I capital and streaming really enjoyed it I want you to now. We should be concerned that the Republicans will not be fined him and then the heat this technical vote. I'm starting a civil war he must be impeached he left at least not now. I am not afraid of losing my job but I am afraid of that my country will fail. I'm afraid patriots of this country have died in vain I'm afraid my children mom grub in every country. I'm afraid in justice will prevail. But true. Truth sets us free from fear. Truth doesn't guarantee that things don't happen but it does promise to always prevail in the hands and it has no shadows were darkness can hide. Richard come eleven we did use our right now might vote to impeach or sitting president is out of fear based decision it's the only way to defeat to hear more. My parents brought me as an infant to America because they knew hits the land of democracy. It's the beacon of hope for all the world we call that the American dream. When Donald Trump told rioters to go to the capitol and sort of low fight like Helm he incited an attack on the capital. And the ideals comprising the American dream. I'm voting for impeachment because I know we're still the country my parents believed then and I will fight like hell floor it. To my district and I commit to constantly being objective in all of my decision making. Then and as I abandoned it remainder of my remarks. As I listen to this today it's no wonder our nation is divided we are on an absolute race to the bottom. And I was hoping. They're last week could have hit rock bottom. I commit to doing better. And I hope that we all couldn't dig in and find a way and now we hear talk of healing. After the criminal acts are completed and never has a criminal defense attorney did I think judge yeah my guy completed the armed robbery but let's heal now Vietnam there was accountability that was accountability then they should be accountability now and there should be impeachment now. A police officer was killed. And what I hear is timely healed he's not even Barry yeah. It's clear. And present danger. No one is probable. Not the president if he has for years or four days in three months. Do the right thing for all Americans. Because. He must be held accountable black is on this house. We must do something about it after we moved from stopping this deal shouldn't be doing but he requires accountability. And everyone must be accountable. Make no mistake. This will be no ordinary real goal. This is about our country. Our constitution. And our democracy. These votes will be inscribed on the role of history. A record of courage and none of our commitment to country and constitution. But our commitment to the rule of law and renewal of that which we inherited. I hope to pass look and broken. Bones shattered.

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