Seven House Republicans wrote a letter to President-elect Joe Biden asking him to formally request that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) halt the push from members of the House to impeach President Donald Trump after Wednesday’s violent unrest at the Capitol building.
The Republican lawmakers — Ken Buck, Tom McClintock, Thomas Massie, Chip Roy, Kelly Armstong, Nancy Mace and Mike Gallagher, all of whom were in favor of certifying the electoral college votes on January 6 — argued that the impeachment option in the Constitution was never intended to be used absent “adequate investigation and congressional hearings.”
Pelosi said Friday that the House was prepared to pursue impeachment if Trump didn’t resign from office, reported The New York Times.
The seven House Republicans, however, argued in their letter to Biden that, under the present circumstances, pursuing impeachment would simply be too rushed. “This impeachment would undermine your priority of unifying Americans, and would be a further distraction to our