Congressman Conor Lamb (D-PA-17) has issued a statement to reporters after the U.S. House of Representatives vote on H.Res. 24 to impeach President Donald J. Trump.
Trump was impeached for inciting an insurrection at the U.S. Capitol Building on January 6. Lamb was one of 232 members of congress to vote for impeachment, including 10 House Republicans.
This is the second time Congress has voted to impeach Trump, the first president in history to face such rebuke.
Congressman Conor Lamb’s Statement In Full:
“This impeachment vote was bipartisan because it wasn’t about politics. This is about public safety. There is no doubt that President Trump committed the conduct in the article of impeachment. Even though there is only one week left in his term, impeachment is necessary because Donald Trump is a clear and ongoing threat to our communities, to our military, and to our government.
“There are heavily armed groups all over the country who look to Trump for direction and carry his flag, and they continue to plot because he continues to lie about the election. We all saw how quickly he can incite them to commit serious violence, even against a hard target like the Capitol. That could happen again at any second over the next week.
“Trump could start pardoning the people who invaded the Capitol or do any number of dangerous things to try and distract from the attack. If that happens, the Senate must be ready to remove him from office immediately, at a moment’s notice. Our vote today ensures that they have the power to do exactly that.”