U.S. Rep. Barry Loudermilk, R-Cassville, issued the following statement after the U.S. House voted to impeach President Donald Trump on Wednesday:

US Rep. Barry Loudermilk, R-Ga.

Barry Loudermilk

“Impeaching the President of the United States is a legal tool, not a political weapon. Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats have made a mockery of the constitutional process of impeachment, ignored historical precedent, and have poured fuel onto an already raging fire, dividing America even more through this second impeachment attempt. The American people are hurting. Our Capitol Police officers are hurting. We need those in Congress to understand these deep wounds, and who are committed to bringing us together, not tearing us further apart.

“The raiding of the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, January 6, 2021, was an assault on our institutions of freedom, and we must ensure that this never ever happens again. And while the majority of people were there that day to peacefully attend a rally, there were also those who came to Washington, D.C. intent on causing chaos and destruction. We must bring those individuals to justice.

“This impeachment of Donald Trump, with only days left in his presidency, was rushed to the House floor without any hearings, without any testimony, and with law enforcement having barely begun to gather the evidence of what actually happened on January 6.

“The framers of our Constitution intended impeachment to be a powerful, but rarely used, tool to remove a president from office under dire circumstances. Speaker Pelosi’s using of this as a political weapon against her political opponents sets a dangerous precedent for the future of our republic.”

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Mike Nelson

At least one Democratic representative that has a pair.

Howard Peterson

It's good practice Rep. Loudermilk! If the dirty work of the Biden family in the Ukraine & China would ever get published & not censored by MSM, high tech & the Democrat Party, then you get to do this again and it will GOOD BYE BIDEN!!

Annette Verhoff

When the judge jury and executioner are also the bank teller who got robbed, how long you think that trial needs to go on for? The self-proclaimed party of Law and Order says sedition and attempted coup should go unpunished because the punishment is... too swift? Or is it that the criminal is a repeat offender? Not clear on which of Loudermilk's flip flops is his reasoning but neither makes a bit of sense. Lolsob. Thank goodness Georgia's GOP is now effectively just another ugly but historical footnote. --Christopher Davis Marietta GA

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