DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – Lawmakers representing Ohio are explaining their positions after the U.S. House of Representatives impeached President Donald Trump on a charge of “incitement of insurrection” Wednesday.
Republican Congressman Mike Turner (OH-10) released a statement Wednesday following the House vote to impeach President Trump.
Turner said the following:
Last week’s assault on the Capitol, the Constitution, and our democracy was reprehensible. A violent mob rioted and stormed the Capitol in a futile attempt to overturn the results of a free and fair election. They failed. In less than a week, President Trump is leaving office disgraced and discredited for his efforts to overturn the 2020 election. However, Speaker Pelosi’s snap impeachment is absent due process, hearings, witnesses and violates our responsibilities under the Constitution. For these reasons, I could not support it.Rep. Mike Turner – R
Warren Davidson (R), who represents Ohio’s 8th District, said:
I will oppose any and all efforts by Congress to influence Vice President Pence to invoke the 25th Amendment, including today’s nonbinding resolution. The 25th Amendment designates to the Cabinet the power to remove a sitting president: The President is fit to serve out his remaining eight days in office.Representative Warren Davidson – R
“I similarly reject House Democrats politically motivated bid to impeach President Trump a second time. The Senate cannot possibly hear the rushed case for impeachment before President Trump’s term in office expires. To hold a trial after President Biden takes office would serve only to rub salt in America’s wounds. I will not participate in this political effort to further divide Americans under the guise of impeaching a man who will not be in office within a few days. If President Biden is serious about unifying this country, he will make his first one hundred days about rebuilding this country’s economy and listening to the men and women who feel unheard by their government.“
Tim Ryan, a Democrat for Ohio’s 13th District said in a tweet:
Today I stood with lawmakers from different states & political backgrounds. In no uncertain terms we said: democracy will not be intimidated. Pres. Trump’s dangerous behavior is a stain on our history, but we will carry forward & ensure a peaceful transition of power on Jan. 20.Rep. Tim Ryan – D