During a Thursday interview on “MSNBC Live,” Rep. Peter Meijer (R-MI) discussed the House’s vote to impeach President Donald Trump for “incitement of insurrection” after a group of his supporters breached the U.S. Capitol. On Wednesday, Trump became the first President of the United States in history to be impeached on two separate occasions.
Meijer said he and his colleagues who voted to impeach the president now “fear for their safety.” He added the “expectation is someone may try to kill us,” so they are altering routines and buying body armor.
Anchor Hallie Jackson asked Meijer, “Did you receive death threats? Did that factor to your decision beforehand?”
“We are still sifting through a lot of the information. To answer your question, that did not factor in my decision. I think you have to set that aside. I don’t believe in giving an assassin’s veto, an insurrectionist’s veto, a heckler’s veto,”