Rep. Peter Meijer, representing western Michigan’s 3rd district, voted with nine other Republicans to impeach Trump on Wednesday, only days after taking office in Congress.
Meijer said it weighed on him to represent what was once President Gerald Ford’s district for 25 years. Ford went on to pardon Nixon, but Meijer said the necessary step taken for the country’s healing came after Nixon resigned and accepted responsibility. Trump accepted no responsibility for the violence his words and actions provoked.
He says Trump “betrayed and misled millions with claims of a ‘stolen election’ and encouraged loyalists that ‘if you don’t fight like hell you’re not going to have a country any more.’” He goes on to say that Trump could have restored order but “shrank from leadership when our country needed it most.”
“This vote is not a victory,” his statement reads. “It isn’t a victory for my party, and it isn’t the victory the Democrats might think it is. I’m not sure it is a victory for our country. But it is a call to action for us to reflect on these events and seek a way to correct them.”
From local source here.