Rep. Dan Newhouse Becomes Sixth House Republican to Back Trump Impeachment

WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 13: U.S. Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA) speaks during a news conference in front of the U.S. Capitol February 13, 2019 in Washington, DC. Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients from around the country joined the news conference to discuss "immigration solutions in Congress" and “pairing …
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Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA) on Wednesday became the sixth House Republican member to express support for impeaching President Donald Trump over last week’s siege of the U.S. Capitol.  

“A vote against this impeachment is a vote to validate the unacceptable violence we witnessed in our nation’s capital,” Newhouse said in a statement. “It is also a vote to condone President Trump’s inaction. He did not strongly condemn the attack nor did he call in reinforcements when our officers were overwhelmed. Our country needs a leader, and President Trump failed to fulfill his oath of office. I will vote yes on the articles of impeachment.”

In addition to Newhouse, the following House GOP members support impeachment: Liz Cheney (WY)Adam Kinzinger (IL), Fred Upton (MI), Jaime Herrera (WA), and John Katko (NY).

The House on Wednesday began debating a second impeachment for President Donald Trump, on a charge that says he incited an “insurrection” at the U.S. Capitol a week ago — violence that’s linked to five deaths.

Because it has Democratic and Republican support, the article is expected to pass.

The UPI contributed to this report. 

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