Here are the 10 Republicans who voted to impeach Trump over the Capitol siege

Getty ImagesTrump addresses supporters in Washington DC on January 6, 2021, ahead of an attack on the US Capitol

On Wednesday, 10 House Republicans joined their Democratic colleagues to vote for President Donald Trump’s impeachment after he incited a deadly riot at the US Capitol last week.

The Democratic-controlled House of Representatives began impeachment proceedings against Trump on Wednesday and charged him 232-197 with “incitement of insurrection.” The New York Times reported that the White House expected roughly two dozen Republicans in both chambers to break ranks and come out in support of impeachment.

Trump saw far more defection from his party than in his first House impeachment in December 2019, when no members of the GOP caucus voted to impeach him on charges of abusing his office and obstructing Congress.

All 10 Republicans who voted to impeach released forceful statements directly denouncing Trump’s provocation of the January 6 violence and his lack of response to the danger to the Capitol.

“The President of the United States summoned this mob, assembled the mob, and lit the flame of this attack,” Rep. Liz Cheney, the third highest-ranking House Republican, said in a January 12 statement. “Everything that followed was his doing. None of this would have happened without the President. The President could have immediately and forcefully intervened to stop the violence. He did not.”

Trump’s second impeachment was the most bipartisan in US history, with more members of his own party voting against him than any president who faced impeachment before.


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Here are all the House Republicans who voted to impeach Trump:

  • Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming’s At-Large Congressional District.
  • Rep. Jaime Herrera-Beutler of Washington’s 3rd District.
  • Rep. Anthony Gonzalez of Ohio’s 16th District.
  • Rep. John Katko of New York’s 24th District.
  • Rep. Adam Kinzinger of Illinois’s 16th District.
  • Rep. Peter Meijer of Michigan’s 3rd District.
  • Rep. Dan Newhouse of Washington’s 4th District.
  • Rep. Tom Rice of South Carolina’s 7th District.
  • Rep. Fred Upton of Michigan’s 6th District.
  • Rep. David Valadao of California’s 21st District.
Mitch McConnell.Chip Somodevilla/Getty ImagesSen. Mitch McConnell

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The Times reported that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell believes the president committed impeachable offences and is “pleased” at the prospect of his impeachment.

“I have not made a final decision on how I will vote and I intend to listen to the legal arguments when they are presented to the Senate,” McConnell said on Wednesday.

Pennsylvania Sen. Pat Toomey also said publicly that Trump violated his oath of office.

“I do think the president committed impeachable offences,” Toomey told Fox News. “I’m not sure it’s desirable to attempt to force him out, what, a day or two or three prior to the day on which he’s going to be finished anyway … so I’m not clear that’s the best path forward.”


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Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski called on the president to resign and said if the GOP couldn’t separate itself from Trump, she may leave the party. Nebraska Sen. Ben Sasse also said he would seriously consider any articles of impeachment against the president in the wake of the violence.

Other GOP Senators including Sen. Susan Collins of Maine, Mitt Romney of Utah, and John Thune of South Dakota have openly criticised the president’s attempts to overturn the election.

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