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LAMB STATEMENT ON HOUSE VOTE TO IMPEACH PRESIDENT DONALD J. TRUMP

January 13, 2021
Press Release

(WASHINGTON, DC) – Representative Conor Lamb (PA-17) issued the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives vote on H.Res. 24 to impeach President Donald J. Trump:

“This impeachment vote was bipartisan because it wasn’t about politics.  This is about public safety.  There is no doubt that President Trump committed the conduct in the article of impeachment.  Even though there is only one week left in his term, impeachment is necessary because Donald Trump is a clear and ongoing threat to our communities, to our military, and to our government.

“There are heavily armed groups all over the country who look to Trump for direction and carry his flag, and they continue to plot because he continues to lie about the election.  We all saw how quickly he can incite them to commit serious violence, even against a hard target like the Capitol.  That could happen again at any second over the next week. 

“Trump could start pardoning the people who invaded the Capitol or do any number of dangerous things to try and distract from the attack.  If that happens, the Senate must be ready to remove him from office immediately, at a moment’s notice.  Our vote today ensures that they have the power to do exactly that.”

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