Only hours after being impeached for a second time in his presidency, Donald J. Trump released a video message on the White House Twitter account.
The video condemned the violence that happened last week at the Capitol.
— The White House (@WhiteHouse) January 13, 2021
“Mob violence goes against everything I believe in and everything our movement stands for. No true supporter of mine could ever endorse political violence,” Trump said. “No true supporter of mine could ever threaten or harass their fellow Americans.”
He said anyone who does those things are not in support of his movement. The president also called for people to obey the law and law enforcement.
“Every American deserves to have their voice heard in a respectful and peaceful way,” he said.
When it comes to South Florida’s Congressional delegation and the historical second impeachment of Trump, they voted along party lines – every Democrat from South Florida voting to impeach Trump, Republicans voting nay.
232 Democrats voting in the impeachment article, “Incitement of Insurrection,” and just 10 Republicans voting along with them. 197 Republicans voted no, including U.S. Rep and former Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez (FL-26), U.S. Representative Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (FL-25) and Representative Maria E. Salazar (FL-27).
We asked U.S. Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23) if she thought her yes vote and the impeachment would make a difference.
“It’s not just about whether this is ultimately a process that removes the president, it is about it sending a message to the world that American has not abandoned its small ‘d’ democratic principles and that we are still the beacon of light,” Wasserman said.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi saying definitively that the President incited the insurrection. “He is a clear and present danger and he must go,” she said as she opened the debate Wednesday.
Democrats recounted the horror of a mob swarming the Capitol exactly one week to the day of the impeachment decision.
Officers were left screaming for help and one officer was killed after Trump sent a riotous mob straight to the Capitol.
He told a huge crowd that had gathered, “You have to show strength and you have to be strong.”
Pelosi pointed out those words on Wednesday: “They were sent by the president with words such as a cry to ‘fight like hell.’ “
Wasserman Shultz on the House floor said: “Donald Trump incited a violent assault on Congress — a treasonous betrayal of our nation.”
Top Republican Liz Cheney of Wyoming voted yes to impeachment.
“The President of the United States summoned this mob, assembled this mob, and lit the flame of the attack.”
Rep. Dan Newhouse of Washington joined her saying, “that’s why with a heavy heart and clear resolve I will vote yes on these articles of impeachment.”
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