A delegation of five members of the Long Island voted in line with party policy for inciting a deadly riot in the US Capitol during President Donald Trump’s unprecedented second impeachment on Wednesday.
Three Democrats representing the island voted to impeach the president, and two Republicans at LI rioted in a violent riot at the Capitol last week, leaving five dead, including police officers. He opposed measures to prosecute Trump for inciting.
“I completely blame the domestic terrorists who attacked the Parliament last Wednesday and believe that the president has some responsibility, but I can’t finally vote for impeachment and I won’t.” Congressman Andrew Galbarino (Republican Bay Shore) said. “Last week I upheld the constitutional obligation to count and prove the outcome of the presidential election. That’s why today I am in compliance with the constitution and voted against this impeachment in a hurry.”
Trump became the first president in US history to be impeached twice, as 10 of his fellow Republicans joined the Democratic Party of the House of Representatives to vote for impeachment. Democratic House of Representatives votes were 232-197, but it seems unlikely that impeachment would be expelled before Trump’s four-year term ends, and Democratic President Joe Biden said in January. I took office on the 20th.
Last week, Galbarino broke the ranks with the majority of Republicans who opposed proving Biden’s victory shortly after a crowd of Trump supporters unleashed a deadly rampage in a parliamentary hall, but US House of Representatives. Lee Zeldin (R-Shirley) stood by the president among Trump’s top defenders during the first crackdown.
“The Democratic Party has put more fuel into the fire by rushing to settle the score and drafting an impeachment article just a week before taking office,” Zeldin tweeted. “I voted against this latest push, which only helps to further divide our country.”
U.S. Congressman Tom Suoji (D-Glen Cove) Trump after the president angered his supporters, after they destroyed the Capitol and stopped voting to prove the victory of the Biden electoral college. He said he needed to blame.
“President Trump must instigate this and be held accountable,” Suoji said. “The president’s duty is to protect our republic and its people. Still, he created a mob, filled it with lies, and advised him to” fight to stop theft. ” “
It was US Congressman Kathleen Rice (D-Garden City) who reflected her feelings.
“President Trump caused a deadly riot in the US Capitol last week, betraying his oath to the Constitution,” Rice said. “If we do not hold the president accountable for this incitement, it will set a dangerous precedent and pose a deadly threat to the future of democracy in this country.”
US Republican Gregory Meeks (D-Queens), a district that includes parts of southwestern Nassau County, emphasized that the state’s position in the world as a sign of democracy is at stake.
“The world is paying attention, and we must show them that no one controls the country and does not exceed the law,” he said.
In a video statement released after the House of Representatives action on Wednesday, Trump did not mention the impeachment vote and was not responsible for his remarks to his supporters last week, but accused the violence.
“Mob violence goes against everything I believe and everything our movement represents,” Trump said. “My true supporters couldn’t support political violence. My true supporters couldn’t downplay law and order.”
The impeachment has never dismissed the President of the United States.three — — Trump in 2019, Bill Clinton in 1998, Andrew Johnson in 1868 — — Previously impeached by the House of Representatives, he was acquitted by the Senate.
Under the US Constitution, impeachment in the House of Representatives triggers a trial in the Senate. A two-thirds majority is required to convict and remove Trump. This means that at least 17 Republicans with 100 members need to join the Democratic Party.
US Senate leader Mitch McConnell (Republican) said the trial could not begin until the Senate was scheduled to return to its regular session the following Tuesday, the day before Biden’s inauguration. The trial will continue in the Senate after Mr. Trump resigns.
U.S. Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), who will become leader later this month, said in a statement, “Impeachment trials will take place in the U.S. Senate. To the president for high crime and contempt. There is a vote to convict. If the president is convicted, there is a vote to ban him from running again. “
Mr Biden said economic efforts to get the coronavirus vaccine program on track and confirm important cabinet posts should not be delayed by the Senate trial.
“We hope that the Senate leadership will find ways to address the constitutional responsibilities of impeachment while at the same time tackling other emergency projects in the country,” he said in a statement.
The siege of the Capitol has raised concerns about US political violence, which was once thought to be almost unthinkable. The FBI has warned that armed protests are planned in Washington and all 50 US capitals prior to Biden’s inauguration.