House Republican: Trump committed 'impeachable conduct,' but 'incitement of insurrection' article is flawed

House Republican: Trump committed 'impeachable conduct,' but 'incitement of insurrection' article is flawed


Republican Rep. Chip Roy says he believes President Trump engaged in impeachable conduct but not for the article of impeachment before the House.

The congressman from Texas spoke on the House floor Wednesday afternoon ahead of a vote on an article of impeachment accusing Trump of “incitement of insurrection” with his comments to supporters on Jan. 6, when rioters breached the U.S. Capitol as lawmakers counted electoral votes, working to affirm President-elect Joe Biden’s victory.

“The president of the United States deserves universal condemnation for what was clearly, in my opinion, impeachable conduct: pressuring the vice president to violate his oath to the Constitution to count the electors,” Roy said, referring to Trump’s push for Vice President Mike Pence to attempt to block the certification of the Electoral College results.

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“His open and public pressure, courageously rejected by the vice president, purposely seeded the false belief among the president’s supporters, including those assembled on Jan. 6, that

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