impeachment

Peter Meijer photo
Peter Meijer campaign

What course of action will unify the country as the U.S. Senate prepares for the 2nd impeachment trial of now former President Donald? Move on or hold the President accountable for “inciting insurrection?” Republican U.S. Rep. Peter Meijer explains there’s only one path to travel.

“You have to have accountability before you can unify.”

U.S. Representative Peter Meijer stands by his vote to impeach former President Donald Trump. He explains the political divisions will remain if, as he puts it, the wound and the infection isn’t treated.

Peter Meijer photo
Peter Meijer campaign

U.S. Rep. Peter Meijer from Grand Rapids voted to impeach President Donald J. Trump. As one of only a handful of Republicans voting to impeach, WGVU spoke with the freshman congressman about what went into his decision?

“I’ll be honest, this is something I agonized over.”

Republican U.S. Rep. Peter Meijer tells us he had to consider the timing, due process and political ramifications. Ultimately, it was a vote of conscience.

U.S. Rep. Bill Huizenga portrait
votesmart.org

Republican U.S. Representative Bill Huizenga (R-Zeeland, MI-2) released this Impeachment statement:

Peter Meijer photo
Peter Meijer campaign

U.S. Rep. Peter Meijer (R-Grand Rapids, MI-3) has issued this statement on Impeachment: 

We saw profiles in courage during the assault on the Capitol. Police officers, badly outnumbered, putting their lives on the line to save others. Members of Congress barricading doors and caring for colleagues. A Vice President who fearlessly remained in the Capitol and refused to bow to the mob.

Peter Meijer photo
Peter Meijer campaign

U.S. Rep. Peter Meijer from Grand Rapids voted to impeach President Donald J. Trump. As one of only a handful of Republicans voting to impeach, WGVU spoke with the freshman congressman about what went into his decision? We begin our conversation asking what he experienced as the U.S. Capitol was attacked and breached.

Michael Bloomberg headshot
Wikimedia Commons

Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg is launching a new impeachment-focused television ad calling on the Senate to remove President Donald Trump from office. The ad will run in 27 states, including several with vulnerable Republican senators and a handful that vote on March 3, known as Super Tuesday. Bloomberg is skipping the early voting states and focusing his efforts on a strong showing in the delegate-rich states that come next.

John James photo
John James Campaign

Republican Senate candidate John James of Michigan says he opposes the impeachment of President Donald Trump. James is challenging Democratic Sen. Gary Peters in 2020.

James issued a statement Wednesday saying the impeachment is "not about the rule of law, it is about revenge."

The Republican-controlled Senate is expected to acquit Trump in a trial.

Peters has not said how he will vote on removing Trump from office. He calls abuse of office and obstruction of Congress "very serious charges that deserve solemn consideration."

Creative Commons file photo of Donald Trump.
Michael Vadon via Wikimedia | CC BY 4.0 / Wikimedia.org

  President Donald Trump was impeached by the U.S. House of Representatives Wednesday night, becoming only the third American chief executive to be formally charged under the Constitution’s ultimate remedy for high crimes and misdemeanors.

The historic vote split along party lines, much the way it has divided the nation, over the charges that the 45th president abused the power of his office by enlisting a foreign government to investigate a political rival ahead of the 2020 election. Th House then approved a second charge, that he obstructed Congress in its investigation.

U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow portrait
Wikimedia Commons

U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow of Michigan says she would back House Democrats if they launch an impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump.

The fourth-term Democrat said in a written statement Monday that former special counsel Robert Mueller's report about Russian interference in the 2016 election "describes extremely serious instances of the president of the United States trying to obstruct justice." She says "no one is above the law."

Politico first reported Stabenow's position.

Justin Amash U.S. House of Representatives photo
amash.house.gov

The lone Republican calling for President Donald Trump's impeachment has quit an influential caucus of House conservatives.

A spokeswoman for Michigan Rep. Justin Amash confirmed on Tuesday that he had resigned from the Freedom Caucus. Amash is one of the group's founders, but it is now controlled by Trump's allies.

U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib campaign photo
www.rashidaforcongress.com

A newly-sworn in congresswoman from Michigan is continuing her call for President Donald Trump’s impeachment.

U.S. Representative Rashida Tlaib wrote in an Op-Ed published by the Detroit Free Press that the president is a “direct and serious threat to our country.”

Tlaib then used an expletive to describe Trump in a meeting with supporters during her first official day in Congress.

Tlaib vowed to oust the President in her campaign for Michigan’s 13th Congressional District.