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Michigan politicians react to impeachment updates

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Posted at 5:51 PM, Jan 13, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-13 18:04:23-05

MICHIGAN — Following the second impeachment of Donald Trump, politicians in the state of Michigan have chimed in with their thoughts. Here is what they have to say:

“Last week, our nation experienced a deadly insurrection at the U.S. Capitol inspired and encouraged by the current President of the United States. Our country cannot heal and move forward without accountability and justice. When the article of impeachment comes before the Senate, I intend to support removing Donald Trump from office.” said Debbie Stabenow (D-MI)

Congressman Bill Huizenga (R-02) opposed the impeachment, citing a lack of evidence towards high crimes and misdemeanors.

“After examining the Article of Impeachment put forward by House Democrats, I do not believe their evidence rises to the constitutional threshold of high crimes and misdemeanors,” Huizenga said “What took place on January 6th was a tragedy. Violence has no place in our political system. With days remaining in President Trump’s term, impeachment further divides our nation and prevents us from coming together. West Michigan expects Congress to move forward and tackle the many issues we face as a nation."

Senator Gary Peters (D-14) was in favor of the second impeachment, saying that the President needs to be held accountable for his role in last week's attempted coup of the U.S. Capitol.

“Donald Trump violated his oath of office. His reprehensible actions and rhetoric incited a violent, deadly attack on the Capitol and on our democracy," Peters said. "It is outrageous and unacceptable. We must hold him accountable for his actions and send a very clear signal for the future that this dangerous behavior can never be tolerated."

You can read Peters' full statement at peters.senate.gov.