State representatives, community activists weigh in vote to impeach President Trump a second time

State representatives, community activists weigh in vote to impeach President Trump a second time

COLUMBUS, Ga. (WTVM) - Lawmakers in the House of Representatives voted to impeach President Donald Trump for a second time Wednesday.

The impeachment makes Trump the first U.S. president in the history of the U.S. to be impeached twice. State representatives and community activists are weighing in on the historic impeachment following the insurrection in D.C.

“As president of the United States, he took an oath of office to uphold the Constitution and protect us as Americans from any danger, foreign and domestic, and he sat there in the White House and watched that chaos at the Capitol, and did absolutely nothing,” said activist Teddy Reese.

Six Georgia Democrats, including Congressman Sanford Bishop voted yes. Congressman Drew Ferguson and seven other Republicans voted no.

See statements released by Bishop and Ferguson below:

“As our nation looks for healing in the wake of last Wednesday’s events, this impeachment exercise further drives the division in our country and could lead to more violence when we need calm. With only a few days until President-elect Biden’s inauguration, this process also has no prospect for removing the President before the natural end of his term. Congressional Democrats should set aside vengefulness for the good of the country. Furthermore, moving forward with articles of impeachment for political purposes without an investigation or any semblance of due process does nothing to heal this nation. It’s time for Congress to listen to Americans from both sides of the aisle, take time to evaluate our failures and begin leading America to ensure the American dream can be realized by every citizen.” – Congressman Drew Ferguson

Bishop said in part:

“Voting to impeach the President on the eve of a new Administration is unprecedented. But, the actions of President Trump, leading up to and on January 6th to overturn the results of the Presidential election and block the peaceful, constitutionally mandated transition of power is a clear and present danger to the people of the United States.
Congressman Sanford Bishop's statement on impeachment

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