Michigan’s members of Congress discuss voting on impeachment of President Trump

2 GOP members voted to impeach

How members of Michigan's delegation voted on impeachment of President Trump
How members of Michigan's delegation voted on impeachment of President Trump

LANSING, Mich. – Freshman Michigan GOP Congressman Peter Meijer was joined by the delegation’s most senior GOP Congressman Fred Upton in supporting the impeachment of President Donald Trump.

“At the end of the day, this was a vote of conscience and this is where my conscience led me,” Meijer said. “Unless we address this and tackle it head on, unless we make sure to send a resounding message that this is not acceptable, then we risk just papering over some of these divisions. Then the wounds will never truly heal unless we air them out and fully understand what happened, unless we send that signal this is not something that can ever be acceptable from an American leader.”

All of Michigan’s House Democrats supported the impeachment.

“We in this country cannot begin healing and unity without accountability and justice,” said Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence (D-14).

Other Republicans, such as Reps. Jack Bergman, Bill Huizenga, Lisa McClain and Tim Walberg, voted no on the matter.

“This process is being jammed through in the last week with not a single hearing or exploring of the evidence, of what had gone on,” Huizenga said.

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House votes to impeach President Trump for violent Capitol insurrection

The U.S. House voted to impeach President Donald Trump on Wednesday for his role in inciting the attack on the Capitol last week. Trump is the only president to be impeached twice.

The Democratic-led House took just two days to impeach Trump this time, garnering a handful of Republican votes in favor, including Michigan Congressmen Fred Upton and Peter Meijer, both from West Michigan. All of Michigan’s Democratic lawmakers voted in favor of impeachment.

A total of 10 Republicans voted to impeach Trump, the most bipartisan support any impeachment has received in U.S. history. The final vote was 232-197.

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About the Authors:

DeJanay Booth joined WDIV as a web producer in July 2020. She previously worked as a news reporter in New Mexico before moving back to Michigan.