“If the GOP doesn’t take a stand, the chaos of the past few months, and the past few years, could quickly return. The future of our party and our country depends on confronting what happened — so it doesn’t happen again.”
— Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) argues in the Washington Post why his fellow Republicans must hold Trump accountable for his role in the Jan. 6 Capitol riot.
A new CBS News poll finds a 56% majority of Americans would like the Senate to vote to convict President Trump, and the same percentage say he encouraged violence at the Capitol — views that are still somewhat linked to Americans’ presidential votes in 2020, reflecting ongoing partisan division.
“Somebody who has provoked an attack on the United States Capitol to prevent the counting of electoral votes, which resulted in five people dying, who refused to stand up immediately when he was asked to stop the violence, that is a person who does not have a role as the leader of our party going forward. We should not be embracing the former president.”
— Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY), in an interview on Fox News.
“The oath that I took to the Constitution compelled me to vote for impeachment and it doesn’t bend to partisanship, it doesn’t bend to political pressure.”
— Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY), quoted by The Hill.
A new ABC News/Ipsos poll finds 56% of Americans say Donald Trump should be convicted at his second impeachment trial and barred from holding office again, and 43% say he should not be.
50% to 45%
A new Quinnipiac poll finds 50% of Americans say the U.S. Senate should convict former President Donald Trump while 45% say the Senate should not convict him.
Donald Trump has been known, on occasion, to speechify,
And now he’ll have a chance his actions to justify.
So ready the fact-checkers,
The pundits and lie-counters —
It’s Impeachment Time, and Trump is going to testify.