House GOP leader says impeachment will impede goal of ‘bringing our country together’

While the top Republican in the Senate is said to be supportive of an effort to impeach President Donald Trump, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) is not in favor of deepening the partisan divide in D.C.

In a letter on Monday, he explained that he would not be joining a handful of his own party members willing to vote in favor of a second Trump impeachment.

“At least four potential avenues”

“Personally, I continue to believe that an impeachment at this time would have the opposite effect of bringing our country together when we need to get America back on a path toward unity and civility,” he wrote.

A small group of GOP legislators cast their vote alongside Democrats on Wednesday for an article of impeachment in the House of Representatives to pass. McCarthy joined the majority of the GOP in opposing the move.

“Notwithstanding the Speaker’s push towards impeachment, I have heard from members across our conference who have raised at least four potential avenues available to the House to ensure that the events of January 6 are rightfully denounced and prevented from occurring in the future,” McCarthy wrote in reference to the deadly riot on Capitol Hill last week.

Five people reportedly died as a direct result of the violent siege of the Capitol building, including U.S. Capitol Police officer Brian Sicknick. A number of other protesters and officers were injured.

McCarthy condemned the attack, insisting that “those images will never leave us” and proposing a commission tasked with conducting an exhaustive investigation. He went on to praise the actions of his colleagues during the chaos.

“Everything that followed was his doing”

“In the same breath, I have also heard profound resolve from our conference in the face of this evil,” the top House Republican said.

He referenced both veterans and newcomers to the House in stating that “you feel an even deeper sense of service and move forward with a renewed clarity of purpose — both for our shared principles and for the future of our nation.”

McCarthy’s take was notably different than that of the House’s third-highest ranking Republican, Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming.

On Tuesday, she indicated that she would be voting in favor of impeachment.

“The President of the United States summoned this mob, and lit the flame of this attack,” she wrote. “Everything that followed was his doing. None of this would have happened without the President. The President could have immediately and forcefully intervened to stop the violence. He did not.”

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  1. Imagine what might have happened if we would have allowed Trump the opportunity to guide us in the past four years. The democrats have done everything in there power to stop him. I don’t want to list all of there tactics but there was never a dull day. I really don’t understand why this man wanted this job. We were very lucky in a number of ways that he was the guiding principal on the Covid Pandemic. His accomplishments are too numerous to list and why in the world would Joe Biden allow this impeachment to happen. I just hope at the end of the next four years we made the right decision. Time will tell, I just wish that they would show us all of the material that they have on the election. I think that once we saw what they had we could all rest easy.

  2. Just surprised at Liz Cheney’s remarks…that she would give such a negative response. I certainly remember the flack Bush and Cheney took over the Iraq war and then what all that was said when Cheney accidentally shot his hunting buddy. She should tamp down her obvious dislike for President Trump as she knows her remarks just add fuel to the flame! Is she a full fledged Republican or a RINO?

    1. RINO! LIZ! LETS TALK ABOUT HOW HER FATHER SAT ON THE BOARD OF HALIBURTON! And got a BIG! FAT! BONUS! when he left! And when he became V.P.! WHO! GOT! The contract to rebuild IRAQ! HALIBURTON!

  3. I think we have a problem!! All these politicians jump to conclusions before the facts were in and vote for Impeachment. This is a travesty of Justice. When you’re at this level of leadership, the people you represent expert you to have all the facts before you make a decision. You didn’t do this, you jumped to conclusions because of your hateful feelings for one person! You let everyone you represent down.
    I’m sorry to see this.

  4. All the supporters of President Trump’s wants is to investigate the fraud issues that have been revealed as Senator Cruz requested. I do know that fractions of votes were reported on November 4, 2020 in the Virginia vote dump posting by time. That supports Ms. Powell’s Georgia algorithm findings of the Dominion findings. I also want to know if former Vice President won the election in those six states. Let them check all of the dominion issues, the 300,000 ballots that Skinny Joe said he delivered to Pennsylvania, The issues in Georgia of more mail-in ballots then envelopes, more ballots then registered voters in other areas, etc. Once we have demonstrated that Biden won, everyone will get behind President Biden and help unit the country. If not, we will have nearly 74,000,000 people who think the election was stolen. If that is not the case which we are sure it will be, then we will have to eat crow and apologize to Trump team and live with the truth. Amen!

  5. There are many ways to point fingers. Looking back over the past 4 years,
    considering the actions of the DNC …during all this time, and if that had
    been different (i.e., more positive), I’m wondering if that would have had
    enough of an impact that the actions of…1/6/21 might not have happened.

  6. I am sick to my stomach that those politicians who are supposed to represent we, the people, clearly do not! In my opinion, I see them as evil, power-hungry individuals who want nothing more than to destroy this great country by removing any remnant of freedom! I am appalled by their diabolical acts which they continue to spew every minute of every day and for God only knows how long! And even more so, I cannot understand why we, the people cannot legally oust them immediately! How can those in office be free from legal consequences derived from their illegal actions?!? Sadly, I imagine most have sold their soul to Satan. If they do not confess, repent and amend their actions, it will be too late. One day the devil will collect them all with glee and they’ll burn in hell for eternity! I cannot conceive the notion of being eternally separated from God! As much as I abhor their evil actions, I will continue to pray for them in the hope they will find their way back to goodness and love.

    1. Get used to it. Biden will be all about his family getting richer! It’s starting now with Biden raising taxes 33% on businesses! He doesn’t realize they have to raise their prices on the medium income people to make that raise feasible! He’s soooo stupid!!!

  7. Joe Biden will always be a bag man collecting money from foreign governments for special inside favors and payoffs. His history of dishonesty goes back to law school where he was censored for plagiarism and dishonesty and was threatened with dismissal. He was Obama’s lap dog and flunkey. Once a liar….always a liar.

  8. Some nicely thought out remarks from the above people. I do not believe that Biden received 81m votes. I’ll never believe it. I do know that the past Congress has destroyed my belief in a justice system in this country. I have absolutely no respect for any of them. They are without ethics or morals, and more importantly, honor. We’ve watched for 4 years while they have destroyed reputations, sanctioned without caused, accused without proof, and our leaders and the media have either abetted them or said nothing. I just keep going back to the Declaration of Independence

    We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, –That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.

    Truly, I’m about an inch away from withdrawing my consent and I am saddened that it’s coming to that. Each state needs to have the ability in the State Constitutions that we can recall our elected officials. They are public servants after all. I think we really need to start discussing term limit, and that, we the people, have the ability to determine when one of our elected officials is not performing to his/her sworn oath.

    Maybe it’s time to revise the 2 party system, since loyalty to party seems to come before loyalty to fellow Americans.

  9. I see several democrats and republicans that need to be removed from office. Can we start a group impeachment? Pelosi, Schumer, Nadler, Schiff, Maijer, Valadas, Tom Rice, Gonzalez, Jonn Katko, Fred Upton, Adam Kinzinger, Jaime Herrera Beutler, Dan Newhouse, Liz Cheney and Romney, to start!!!

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