House Republicans Take New Action On Trump In Hopes Of Avoiding Impeachment

House Republicans Take New Action On Trump In Hopes Of Avoiding Impeachment


Several House Republicans introduced a measure on Tuesday to censure President Donald Trump and condemn what happened last week in what appears to be an attempt to stave off impeachment efforts from Democrats.

“Today, January 12th, 2020, Representative Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-01) and colleagues introduced a concurrent resolution to censure the President of the United States, Donald J. Trump, for attempting to unlawfully overturn the 2020 Presidential election and for violating his oath of office on January 6th, 2021,” a statement from Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick’s (R-PA) office said. “In the aftermath of the riot at the Capitol last week, lawmakers have the solemn duty to accomplish two missions: hold the President fully and unequivocally accountable for his actions, and simultaneously calm and heal the fever-pitch tensions in our country.”

The statement noted how Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) supports censuring the president rather than taking more drastic measures and also notes recent remarks from Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV), who

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