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Michigan GOP Congressman Peter Meijer 'strongly considering' impeaching Trump

January 12, 2021, 2:58 PM

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Rep. Peter Meijer of Grand Rapids (Photo: Facebook)

Original article, Tuesday afternoon:

Rep. Peter Meijer is the lone Republican congressman from Michigan to say he may vote in favor of impeaching Donald Trump.

The newly sworn-in Meijer on Monday told Grand Rapids TV station Fox 17: "When it comes to impeachment, it’s something we’re strongly considering at this point.

"There are timelines and other considerations and additional information that I want to have before making that decision affirmatively, but, again, I think what we saw on Wednesday left the president unfit for office.”

Meijer later told CNN his "break" came last Wednesday, as pro-Trump rioters were in the midst of storming the Capitol and "the one person who could tamp down the rhetoric, the one person who could have put an end to that violence, the president, he put out that video that said 'we love you, you're special. Come home.'"

Trump is expected to be impeached by House Democrats on Wednesday. In addition to Meijer, Republicans Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger have hinted they may vote for impeachment as well.

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Republican Newcomer Rep. Peter Meijer of Michigan Blasts Colleagues Who 'Know They're Lying'



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