House GOP members consider removing Trump's impeachments

 January 17, 2023

The two impeachments of former President Donald Trump are being looked into by the new House Republican majority. Many Republicans believe that the Democratic-led investigations were politicized and erroneous. 

According to a report by The Washington Times, When the publication asked House Speaker Kevin McCarthy if he would introduce legislation to overturn Trump's historic twin impeachments, McCarthy responded, "We'd look at it."

The Republican from California mentioned false accusations made by Democrats against Trump during his presidency, such as the unfounded assertion that he worked with Russia to win the 2016 election.

“When you find that the final information of the Russia document is all a lie, and we watch what he went through, I would understand why members would want to bring that forward,” McCarthy said.

Lawmakers Worked Hard for Trump's Impeachment

When the Democratic majority blocked a resolution to remove the impeachment allegations against Trump from being brought to the House floor, dozens of Republicans threw their support behind bringing it back.

Republican members argue that since the GOP now controls the House, it is time to seriously explore clearing Trump, who is running for president again in 2024.

Rep. Andrew Clyde, a Georgia Republican and a supporter of Trump, said, "I would certainly be interested in it." Both impeachments, he claimed, were "inappropriate."

Texas Republican Rep. Pat Fallon declared that he was "definitely interested" in erasing the two impeachments.

Elise Stefanik, the chairwoman of the House Republican Conference from New York, was one of over twenty Republicans to sign a resolution last year calling for the expungement of Trump's impeachment on Jan. 13, 2021 for "high crimes and misdemeanors."

The Lawmakers Blamed Jan. 6 Crimes on Trump

At the time, Trump was impeached for inciting the violence at the US Capitol on January 6, 2021. He was not found guilty by the Senate.

The resolution's chief sponsor was former Representative Markwayne Mullin, an Oklahoma Republican who was elected to the Senate in November.

Mullin also filed a different resolution to exonerate the former president of the Dec. 18, 2019, impeachment earlier in the 117th Congress. Without the support of any Republicans, the House impeached Trump for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress after he attempted to persuade the president of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelenskyy, to look into the then-former vice president, Joseph R. Biden.

The Democrats' case against Trump was dismantled by Mullin in a nine-page resolution, which he described as "thinly disguised, desperate, and futile attempts" to establish that Trump had dangled much-needed military help in order to get Zelenskyy to look into Biden.

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