Interview: Centrist Democrat Tim Ryan will vote for Trump impeachment

Interview: Centrist Democrat Tim Ryan will vote for Trump impeachment


NILES, Ohio — Rep. Tim Ryan, a Democrat from Ohio, will support the articles of impeachment filed against President Trump on Monday by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi over Trump’s involvement in the Capitol riot. If a majority of the House votes for it, Trump would be the first president ever impeached on two different occasions.

“There has to be consequences for the president’s actions,” Ryan said in an interview with the Washington Examiner. “You cannot stir up a riot and send in a bunch of domestic terrorists and send them to the Capitol, and they’d get away with it. And I just think that he needs to be held responsible for his actions.”

Ryan said he would prefer to see Vice President Mike Pence invoke the 25th Amendment with a majority of the Cabinet. Republican lawmakers blocked an attempt to enact a resolution that would have called on Pence to do that, though it’s possible Pence could

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