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Rep. Huizenga votes 'no' on impeachment

For a second time, the republican voted against impeaching Trump
Posted at 5:20 PM, Jan 13, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-13 18:53:19-05

WXMI — Staying true to his words pre-vote, Representative Bill Huizenga, (R) – MI, voted "no" on the sole article of impeachment against President Donald Trump.

“The president is no longer going to be the president in seven days,” said Huizenga. “This is theatre upon theatre frankly.”

The effort was in vein, as 232 members voted to impeach; only 217 yes votes were needed.

SEE MORE: U.S. House impeaches President Trump for the second time

Huizenga, like other GOP colleagues in the House, are more apt to a different rebuke of the president, like a censure. He says the president’s actions fall short of the single charge: incitement of an insurrection.

“It’s very different if the president had offered a pardon to the entire crowd or said specifically to burn it down or break in,” said Rep. Huizenga.

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