Rep. Tom McClintock (R-CA) warned Democrats on Wednesday they would be accountable for the actions of the “lunatic fringe of their movement” if they impeached President Donald Trump for the Capitol riot after he urged peaceful protest.
McClintock told Breitbart News on Jan. 3, three days before the “Stop the Steal” protest and the riot that followed, that he opposed an effort in Congress to object to the vote of the Electoral College.
Still, he rose to oppose impeachment on the House floor:
You know, I didn’t like the president’s speech on January 6 either. I thought he was wrong to assert that the vice president in Congress can pick and choose which electoral votes to count. He was wrong to set such a confrontational tone in a politically tense situation. But what did he actually say? His exact words were, quote, “I know that everyone here will soon