Ten House Republicans break ranks, vote to impeach Trump

As President Donald Trump faces down a second impeachment, the embattled president is being stabbed in the back by members of his party.

Ten House Republicans voted to impeach Trump a second time just days before his presidency ends on Jan. 20, Axios reported.

House Republicans vote to impeach

On Wednesday, Democrats voted to impeach Trump for having incited an “insurrection” when a mob of his supporters stormed the Capitol last week.

The impeachment has divided the Republican Party like never before since Trump’s rise to power shocked Washington and cast aside the party’s establishment.

The pre-Trump GOP was clearly feeling its oats ahead of Wednesday’s vote, as a beleaguered Trump faced a deafening public outcry and accusations of having enabled “terrorism.” In the end, only ten House Republicans broke ranks and voted to impeach (although it’s 10 more than the last time.)

“The President of the United States summoned his mob, assembled the mob, and lit the flame of this attack,” said Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WI), who decried Trump’s “betrayal” as the worst of any American president. Besides Cheney, the ten Republicans are: Reps. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL), Tom Rice (R-SC), David Valadao (R-CA), Peter Meijer (R-MI), Dan Newhouse (R-WA), Jaime Herrera-Beutler (R-WA), Fred Upton (R-MI), John Katko (R-NY), and Anthony Gonzalez (R-OH).

McConnell favors impeachment?

In more dramatic news, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) is said to be privately savoring an opportunity to rid the GOP of an “outsider” who never really got along with the party establishment, according toΒ The New York Times.

However, McConnell has no plans to bring back the Senate before Jan. 19, raising the unusual prospect of an impeachment dragging on after Trump leaves office.

It all adds up to a remarkable spectacle of a party at war with itself and trying to decide whether to alienate its own voter base.

GOP divided

Kinzinger summarized the view of the anti-Trump partisans, saying he hopes Trump’s “hardcore” supporters “start their own party” where “fascism and racism” are welcome, ABC News reported.

There has been backlash from MAGA loyalists such as Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) and Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA), with Greene saying that Republicans like Cheney are “not connected to the base.”

“She doesn’t represent Republican voters by supporting this political witch-hunt impeachment of President Trump,” Greene said. “She is not connected to the base and is voting for a hurtful lie.”

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  1. Kinzinger suggests hardcore supporters start their own party where “fascists and racists” are welcome. Does Rep. Kinzinger mean that the 72 million voters that voted for Trump are “fascists and racists”. When you hear that there is a list to be punished and the third level on that list are the 72 million does Rep. Kinzinger think we should be executed or put in a concentration camp?

    1. You cant change their minds. Let’s start our own PATRIOTS and leave the dems repubublicans. Rhinos have run the repub for years

    2. I agree……72 Million are tired of Congress pissing away our money and Trump had enough courage to start turning that around.

    3. What are we now a Nazi country! Not kill the Jews but Republicans now! Kinzinger should the first to get in the Gas Chamber! The sad part of this is if you know your history you would know that Hilter got the idea of getting rid of the Jews from our President Roosevelt! Please watch Death of a Nation! You will even learn that George Soros helped the Nazi’s!

  2. The 10 republican politicians? voting to impeach are the biggest bunch
    of hypocritical, ignorant, BS artists I have ever encountered in my almost
    84 years on this earth. If I ever vote again, it will not be for your idiotic
    companions.

  3. I hope these people who betrayed Trump don’t think they will be reelected. People are watching very closely who betrays our president and ultimately their constituents who placed their trust in them enough to be honest and do what is right.

      1. Got the list. We need our own party of real conservatives, no rinos allowed. Kinzinger is a jerk, so are the other nine turncoats.

  4. The Republicans that refuse to stand with and for Trump should be removed from the Republican party. Not one cent of campaign money from the party to them. Trump should start his on Conservative Party and let the Republican Party die of it’s own free bad choices. The Rhinos would also disappear.
    Several Multi Billionaires seem to feel they can run the world and tell everyone else what to do. I think not. They could wind up with a PIG’s head at their home door also. Change you ways gentlemen and do some good for the world, you might even be remembered for something you did well. You sure as hell will be remembered for what you did not do well.

  5. ALL WHO VOTED TO IMPEACH THE GREATEST PRESIDENT DONALD J TRUMP, WILL SOON BE DRAGGED AWAY IN
    HANDCUFFS. Traders to OUR GREAT COUNTRY πŸ‘ πŸ‘Œ πŸ˜€ πŸ‘ πŸ™Œ 😊 πŸ‘ πŸ‘Œ πŸ˜€ πŸ‘ πŸ™Œ 😊 πŸ‘ πŸ‘Œ πŸ˜€ πŸ‘ πŸ™Œ 😊 πŸ‘ πŸ‘Œ πŸ˜€ πŸ‘ πŸ™Œ 😊 πŸ‘

  6. the 10 republicans will get their dues the minute they do not do as the liberals demand of them. please everyone post their names so you will not vote for them. wish we could remove all 10 from office good lucky cheney your days are over

  7. Ceasar got more love from his party !
    God bless Trump and the true Patriots of these UNITED STATES and around the world !!! Pain is coming ! Traitors will be punished !

  8. I think there needs to be a party, say like “America First Party” or “The American Constitutionalists”. Even more people like Trump’s followers would join in. Then, we could have our own full and internet platform for our own Social Media, Videos, maybe some sort of printed press, and certainly a TV Network. For sure we need to get away from big tech, censorship, dishonest news, and corrupt leaders. If we could just have a solid platform that we can be free to support our Constitution.

    Many people are uninformed and the dems/libs want to keep them that way, so our platform could also be educational in more of us becoming informed. Many Americans would love to know the way, when, how, and why the Constitution was written as well. It’s not taught in public schools anymore, parents these days aren’t able to discuss it with their children because they don’t know either. My son is 53 and he admits he’s never read the Constitution nor the Bill of Rights, his opinions at based on his friends, facebook, and leftist media.

  9. Let me know who these 10 are so I know the TOP RINO’s to pray they fail and either go ahead and become Dems or are stopped from betraying it in the future. I believe in those who respect the people and the Constitution and am vehemently opposed to traitors who defy the people and God.

  10. It shows how many of these spineless republicans are lousy Swamp creatures and I hope the people remember very well their names when they come up for reelection.They might as well join the democrats! I call them TRAITORS! I would not trust them to be in a foxhole during a war!

  11. I hope Mitch Mcconnel never tries to run for anything again because he would not get my support. Changes sides to benefit self.

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