The House of Representatives began its hearing to impeach President Trump on Wednesday with Republicans arguing that taking such an action after the storming of the US Capitol would only divide the nation more, and Democrats saying lawmakers must act immediately because the president is too dangerous to remain in the White House.
“We have an opportunity to move forward but we cannot if the majority insists on bringing the country through the trauma of another impeachment,” Rep. Tom Cole (R-Okla.) said on the House floor.
“It will carry forward into the next president’s term, ensuring that he will struggle to organize his administration. What’s worse, it will continue to generate the bitterness so many of us have opposed. Why put us through that when we can’t actually resolve this before the end of the president’s term,” he said.
He went on to call the hearing a “flawed process” and said the controversy accompanying the impeachment effort will continue