Michigan’s members of Congress discuss voting 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. READ: President Trump releases new video condemning US Capitol riotREAD: Michigan lawmakers react to second impeachment of President Donald TrumpHouse votes to impeach President Trump for violent Capitol insurrectionThe U.S. House voted to impeach President Donald Trump on Wednesday for his role in inciting the attack on the Capitol last week. 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.
Michigan GOP Congressman Fred Upton: ‘I will vote to impeach’
FILE - In this Oct. 4, 2019 file photo, Rep. Fred Upton, R-Mich., is seen at U.S. Capitol in Washington. For more than 30 years and under five presidents, Upton has easily won re-election to his southwest Michigan House seat by touting "common-sense values" and bipartisan accomplishments. (Anna Moneymaker/Pool via AP)WASHINGTON – Michigan GOP Congressman Fred Upton of St. Joseph said he will vote to impeach President Donald Trump. Upton is the first Republican member of the state’s delegation of U.S. House to say he will vote for impeachment. New York Rep. John Katko was the first Republican to say he’d vote to impeach Trump.
Michigan’s members of Congress weigh in on possible second impeachment of President Trump
The U.S. House of Representatives geared up to move forward with impeachment, with proceedings on Monday led by Michigan Congresswoman Debbie Dingell. During the short session Monday morning, Democrats tried to pass a resolution urging Vice President Mike Pence to invoke the 25th Amendment. Michigan’s members of Congress weighed in on a possible second impeachment of President Donald Trump. So far, none of Michigan’s Republican members have said whether they will vote for the articles of impeachment introduced Monday. “We will act with urgency, because this President represents an imminent threat,” Pelosi said in a letter late Sunday to colleagues.
Michigan members of Congress react to riot at US Capitol
WASHINGTON – Michigan’s congressional delegation either evacuated or was told to shelter in place in their offices Wednesday when a group of supporters for President Donald Trump stormed into the US Capitol. Congressman Dan Kildee (MI-05) was on the House floor when rioters overran the Capitol police. Kildee and his colleagues were evacuated, and he blames the president for inciting the riot. READ: Pro-Trump mob storms US Capitol in bid to overturn electionCongresswoman Lisa McClain (MI-10) was also in the House along with Kildee, and she was also evacuated. McClain said she would still consider an objection to some state’s electoral votes but found the president’s response to the riot to be not enough.
Michigan Republicans join last-ditch effort to overturn 2020 election results
The group says that if the 10-day audit isn’t granted, they will object to the Electoral College votes that have declared Biden the president-elect. Michigan Republicans are joining the last-ditch effort to overturn the election results. More than 100 Republican House members from the so-called Kraken Caucus are also expected to object to the presidential election results next week. This week, Democratic Senator Gary Peters called objections to the election results deliberate attempts to undermine trust in American elections. Trump and his allies have filed roughly 50 lawsuits challenging election results, and nearly all have been dismissed or dropped.
U.S. Census Bureau, Department of Commerce request timeline extension for 2020 Census due to coronavirus pandemic
As the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic escalates throughout the country, the schedule for the 2020 Census has been significantly impacted. In light of this impact, U.S. Census Bureau Director Director Steven Dillingham and U.S. Department of Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross are requesting “statutory relief from Congress of 120 additional calendar days to deliver final apportionment counts,” officials said. This news comes after the bureau adjusted the census operations schedule last month due to the COVID-19 outbreak. With this extension, the bureau would deliver apportionment counts to the President by April 20, 2021 instead of its original date of December 31, 2020. Redistricting data would then be delivered to the states by July 31, 2021 instead of its scheduled April 1, 2021, officials said.