The lower chamber of congress has voted to impeach President Donald Trump for a second time, with only one week remaining in his presidency, on Wednesday afternoon. Ten GOP members joined the Democratic agenda to impeach Trump for “incitement of insurrection,” including new Rep. Peter Meijer of Michigan.
From the incredible Hill pool, here are the 10 Republicans who voted to impeach Trump:
HERRERA BEUTLER (Wash.)
— Melanie Zanona (@MZanona) January 13, 2021
After the House’s move to impeach President Trump, Republicans who sided with Democrats are now ‘fearing for their safety’, Meijer claims.
“Many of us are changing our habits, trying to get access to body armor. It’s terrible we have to go that far,” Meijer said to MSNBC. “But our fear is that someone will try to kill us.”
“Many of us are altering our routines, working to get body armor, which is a reimbursable purchase that we can make. It’s sad we have to get to that point. But our expectation is that someone may try to kill us.” –@RepMeijer https://t.co/DW5qXTX36a
— Hallie Jackson (@HallieJackson) January 14, 2021
Meijer said this Wednesday that Democrats’ vote to impeach the president was “not a victory” for Democrats or Republicans, but that accountability for the Capitol Hill protests that happened on January 6 was needed.
President Trump betrayed his oath of office by seeking to undermine our constitutional process, and he bears responsibility for inciting the insurrection we suffered last week. With a heavy heart, I will vote to impeach President Donald J. Trump. pic.twitter.com/SREfFp0nd2
— Rep. Peter Meijer (@RepMeijer) January 13, 2021
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) said that any impeachment trial in the Senate would happen after the Biden administration had already begun.