Arrington Opposes Trump Impeachment
Congressman Jodey Arrington is not among the names of Republican lawmakers who have decided to support the idea of impeaching President Trump.
In a press release on Tuesday, Arrington told constituents that it's time to unify the nation. Arrington said that President Trump exercised "poor judgment" on January 6th, but that he did not see high crimes or misdemeanors.
“Our nation’s leaders should rise to the occasion and unify our country, instead of calling for impeachment, which only serves to deepen our nation’s divides,” stated Arrington. “I do not see ‘high crimes or misdemeanors’ requisite of impeachment, which is not to excuse poor judgment exercised by the President surrounding the events of January 6th.
“In the wake of the violent protests at the Capitol, Republicans and Democrats should come together. We must universally and unanimously condemn political violence of all kinds and use this moment to commit to dialing back the political rhetoric. The electoral votes have been certified, President Trump has conceded, and now is the time to unify our country and move forward with a focus on the People’s business. To drum up another impeachment proceeding seems politically opportunistic and completely tone deaf to a nation that needs to heal.”
It's not yet known how many Republican lawmakers oppose impeachment, but it has been reported that the number three ranking Republican in the House, Liz Cheney, has come out in support of impeachment. On Tuesday there were also reports of Senator Mitch McConnel in favor of impeachment.