Rep. Meijer ‘strongly considering’ impeachment, calls Trump’s recent conduct ‘unfit’

Peter Meijer
Posted at 5:31 PM, Jan 11, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-11 22:11:42-05

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — With the U.S. House expected to vote as early as Wednesday, newly-elected Congressman Peter Meijer, R-Grand Rapids said he’s “strongly considering” voting to impeach President Donald Trump.

“When it comes to impeachment, it's something we're strongly considering at this point. Again, you know there are timelines and other considerations and additional information that I want to have before making that decision affirmatively,” Meijer said in an interview with FOX 17 Monday.

“I think what we saw on Wednesday, left the president unfit for office.” Meijer added.

Meijer was inside the Capitol when the mob stormed the historic building last Wednesday, in an attack that left five people dead, including one Capitol police officer.

The freshman GOP congressman says the now-deleted video President Trump posted on Twitter, where he told those rushing the building they were “very special,” was deeply disqualifying.

“I saw that when we were still sheltered, didn't know what was going on. had no idea what was safe," Meijer said. "We knew that there were folks ransacked from the Capitol we knew at least one person had already been killed, we didn't know about the additional fatalities."

“[President Trump] said that while you know Officer Sicknick was in the hospital on life support after getting bludgeoned with a fire extinguisher," Meijer explained. "You know to me that was that was deeply disqualifying and left him frankly unfit for the office. So I do think the best course of action would be to resign."

More than 200 lawmakers support removing President Trump from office.

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