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clerk will report the resolution. the clerk: house resolution 24. resolved, that donald john trump, president of the united states, is impeached for high crimes and misdemeanors and that the following article of impeachment be exhibited to the united states senate. article of impeachment exhibited by the house of representatives of the united states of america in the name of itself and of the people of the united states of america, against donald john trump, president of the united states of america, in maintenance and support of its impeachment against him for high crimes and misdemeanors. article 1, incitement of insurrection. the constitution provides that the house of representatives shall have the sole power of impeachment and that the
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president shall be removed from office on impeachment for, and conviction of, treason, bribery, or other high crimes and miss demeaners. further, section 3 of the 14th amendment to the constitution prohibits any person who has engaged in insurrection or rebellion against the united states from holding any office under the united states. in his conduct while president of the united states, and in violation of his constitutional oath faithfully to execute the office of president of the united states and, to the best of his ability, preserve, protect, and defend the constitution of the united states, and in violation of his constitutional duty to take care that the laws be faithfully executed, donald john trump engaged in high crimes and misdemeanors by inciting violence against the government of the united states, in that on january 6, 2021, pursuant to the 12th amendment to the constitution of the united states, the vice president of the united states, the house of
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representatives, and the senate met at the united states capitol for a joint session of congress to count the votes of the electoral college. in the months preceding the joint session, president trump repeatedly issued false statements asserting that the presidential election results were the product of widespread fraud and should not be accepted by the american people or certified by state or federal officials. shortly before the joint session commenced, president trump, addressed a crowd at the ellipse in washington, d.c. there, he reiterated false claims that "we won this election, and we won it by a landslide. he also willfully made statements that, in context, encouraged and foreseeably resulted in lawless action at the capitol, such as if you dont fight like hell youre not going to have a country anymore. thus, incited by president trump, members of the crowd he had addressed, in an attempt to, among other objectives, interfere with the joint sessions solemn constitutional
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duty to certify the results of the 2020 presidential election, unlawfully breached and vandalized the capitol, injured and killed law enforcement personnel, menaced members of congress, the vice president, and congressional personnel, and engaged in other violent, deadly, destructive, and seditious acts. president trumps conduct on january 6, 2021, followed his prior efforts to subvert and obstruct the certification of the results of the 2020 presidential election. those prior efforts included a phone call on january 2, 2021, during which president trump urged the secretary of state of georgia, brad raffensperger, to find enough votes to overturn the georgia presidential election results and threatened secretary raffensperger if he failed to do so. in all this, president trump gravely endangered the security of the united states and its institutions of government. he threatened the integrity of
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the democratic system, interfered with the peaceful transition of power, and imperiled a coequal branch of government. he thereby betrayed his trust as president, to the manifest injury of the people of the united states. wherefore, donald john trump, by such conduct, has demonstrated that he will remain a threat to national security, democracy, and the constitution if allowed to remain in office, and has acted in a manner grossly incompatible with self-governance and the rule of law. donald john trump thus warrants impeachment and trial, removal from office, and disqualification to hold and enjoy any office of honor, trust, or profit under the united states. the speaker pro tempore: the resolution shall be debatable for two hours. equally divided and controlled by the chair and the ranking minority member of the committee on the judiciary. the gentleman from new york, mr. nadler, and the gentleman from ohio, mr. jordan, will each
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control one hour. the chair recognizes the gentleman from new york, mr. nadler. mr. nadler: madam speaker, i ask unanimous consent that all members may have five legislative days in which to revise and extend their remarks and insert extraneous material on h.res. 224. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. nadler: madam speaker, i yield one minute to the distinguished speaker of the house, the gentlelady from california, ms. pelosi. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman from california is yielded one minute. the speaker: thank you, madam speaker. i thank the gentleman for yielding and for his leadership. madam speaker, in his annual address to our predecessors in congress, in 1862, president abraham lincoln spoke of the duty of the patriot in an hour ofdy sicive crisis -- of decisive crisis for the american people. fellow citizens, he said, we cannot escape history. we will be remembered in spite of ourselves.
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no person of significance or insignificance, the fiery trial will light us down in honor or dishonor to the latest generation. we -- even we here, he said, hold the power and bear the responsibility. st. paul wrote, think on these things. we must think on what lincoln told us. we, even here, even us here, hold the power and bear the responsibility. we, you and i, hold in trust the power that derives most directly from the people of the united states. and we bear the responsibility to fulfill that oath that we all swear before god and before one
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another. the oath to defend the constitution against all enemies foreign and domestic, so help us god. we know that we face enemies of the constitution. we know we experience the insurrection that violated the sanctity of the people's capitol and attempted to overturn the duly recorded will of the american people. and we know that the president of the united states incited this insurrection, armed rebellion, against our common country. he must go. he is a clear and present danger to the nation that we all love. since the presidential election in november, an election the president lost, he has repeatedly lied about the outcome, tsaoed self-serving doubt about democracy and unconstitutionally sought to influence state officials to
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repeal reality. and then came that day of fire we all experienced. the president must be impeached and i believe the president must be convicted by the senate, a constitutional remedy that will ensure that the republic will be safe from this man who is so resolutely determined to tear down the things that we hold dear and that hold us together. it gives me no pleasure to say. this it break misheart. it should break your heart, it should break all of our togethe your presence in this halllowed chamber this testament to your love for our country, for america, and to your faith pres the work of our founders to create a of our founders to create a more perfect doctor perfect union. those insurrectionists were not patriots. they were not part of a political base to be catered to anding mored. they were domestic terrorists an
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justice must prevail. but they did not appear out of a vacuum. they were sent here, sent here by the president, with words such as a cry to fight like hell. words matter. truth matters. accountability matters. the president saw the insurrectionists not as the foes of freedom, as they are, but as the means to a terrible goal, the goal of his personally clinging to power. the goal of thwarting the will of the people. the goal of ending in a fiery and bloody clash nearly two and a half centuries of our democracy. this is not theoretical and this is not motivated by partisanship. i stand before you today as an officer of the constitution, a speaker of the house of representatives. i stand before you as a wife, a mother, a grandmother, a
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daughter. a daughter whose father proudly served in this congress. thomas delsandro junior of maryland, one of the first italian americans to serve in congress. and i stand here before you today as a the noblest of things, a citizen of the united states of america. with my voice and my vote work a prix to all of you, democrats and republicans, i ask you to search your souls and answer these questions. is the president's war on democracy in keeping with the constitution? were his words and insurrectionnary mob a high crime and misdemeanor? do we not have a duty to our oath to do all we constitutionally can to protect our democracy from the ambitions of a man who has self-ethly demonstrated he is a vital
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threat to liberty, to self-government and to the rule of law? our country is divided, we all know that. there are lives -- to the rule in the land spread by a desperate president who feels his power slipping away. we know that too. but i know this as well. that we here in this house have a sacred obligation to stand for truth. to stand up for the constitution. to stand as guardians of the republic. in a speech he was prepared to give in dallas on friday, november 22, 196 , president john f. kennedy was to say, we in this country, in this generation are, by destiny rather than choice, the watchmen on the walls of world freedom. we ask, therefore, that we may
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be worthy of our power and responsibility. that we may be with -- that we may be worthy. president kennedy was assassinated before he could deliver those words to the nation but they resonate more even now. in our time, in this place. let us be worthy of our power and responsibility. that what lincoln thought was the world's last, best hope, the united states of america, may long survive. my fellow members, my fellow americans, we cannot escape history. let us embrace our duty, fulfill our oath and honor the trust of our nation. and we pray that god will continue to bless america. i thank you, madam speaker, and yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from new york reserves. the gentleman from ohio is recognized. mr. jordan: i yield myself such time as i may consume.
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the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. jordan: 19 minutes. 19 minutes, four years ago on inauguration, january 20, 19 minute into president trump's administration at 2:19 p.m. "the washington post" headline was, campaign to impeach president trump has begun. an now with just one week left, they're still trying. in seven days there'll be a peaceful transfer of power just like there's been every other time in our country, but democrats are going to impeach president trump again. this doesn't unite the country. there's no way this helps the nation deal with the tragic and terrible events of last week that we all condemn and republicans have been consistent, we've condemned all the violence, all the time. we condemned it last summer. we condemned it last week. we should be focused on bringing the nation together. instead democrats are going to impeach the president for a second time, one week, one week
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before he leaves office. why? why? politics and the fact that they want to cancel the president. the president who cut tax, epresident who reduced regulation, the president who prior to covid had the greatest economy, lowest unemployment in 50 year, with got us out of iran deal, put the emgascy in jerusalem, brought hostages home from north korea, put three great justices on the supreme court, gave thinks abraham accords, the covid rack seen and who built the wall. it's about politics. this is about getting the president of the united states. they spied on his campaign before he was elect. 19 minutes before he was -- 19 minute into his election they started the impeachment process. $40 million to find nothing. impeachment round one based on anonymous whistle blow we are no firsthand knowledge who was
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biased against the president and worked for joe biden, now it's impeachment round two it's always been about getting the president, no matter what. it's an obsession. an obsession that's now broadened. not just about impeachment anymore. it's about cancel, as i said. canceling the president and anyone who disagrees with them. the ayatollah can tweet, the president can't. democrats can object on january 6, 2017, but republicans aren't allowed to object on january 6, 2021. democrats say antifa is a myth. republicans condemn all violence, all the time. the double standard has to stop. frankly, the attack on the first amendment has to stop. stop and think about it. do you have a functioning first amendment when the cancel culture only allows one side to talk? when you can't even have a debate in this country, this great country, the greatest country ever? it needs to stop because if it continue, if it continues it
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won't just be republicans who get canceled, it won't just be the president of the united states. the cancel culture will come for us all. america is a great country. the greatest country ever. it seems to me, we need to think about how great the people of this nation really are. think about what we have accomplished in the past. and begin to come together as leaders. who represent so many great folks across our districts. think about this. think about this. in 1903, kitty hawk, north carolina, two guys fly this thing they call a plane 100 feet. pairly got off the ground. barely got off the ground. amazing thing. 44 years later, chuck yeager breaks the sound barrier. 44 years we go from two guys flying a contraption they called a plane a few hundred feet to chuck yeager breaking the sound barrier and 22 years after that
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22 years after that, another american steps on the moon. think about it. in one lifetime. in 66 years. two guys flying 100 feet to putting a man on the moon. that's what this country is capable of. that's what we can do. and we as a congress who represent the people who did that should start leading. should start understanding what really is going on here. so i hope, i hope we defeat this. i hope we can begin to come together and recognize the greatest o-- greatness of the american people and focus on the things they want us to focus on. i yield back our time. reserve our time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves. the gentleman from new york is recognized. mr. nadler: i yield myself three minutes. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized for three minutes. mr. nadler: we all saw it coming. months in advance. president trump was baselessly and deliberately whipping his
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supporters into a frenzy. weeks before the riot, he used his bully pulpit to spread lies about the election. he told his supporters that the result were fraudulent. he implored them again and again to help him stay in power. and he convinced them that accepting the jut come of the election posed an exiss ten rble threat to their families and freedoms. we have a duty to observe, madam speaker, that racism played a direct role in this incitement. the president's violent rhetoric is always at its most fevered pitch when he's talking about the civil rights and civic aspirations of black americans and other minority communities. on january 6, at a rally that was large, angry and widely reported to be armed, the president's lies an violent rhetoric reach their crescendo. at that rally the president took the stage. after reiterating the falsehood
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that we won this election and we won it by a landslide he told the crowd that if you don't fight like hell, you're not going to have a country anymore. and then he urged the mob to walk down pennsylvania avenue to prevent the congress from confirming the election of an illegitimate president. on that day, president trump unleashed the force of a mob on this, the people's house. he encouraged that attack with the explicit intent to disrupt the joint session of congress. an attack that threatened the safety of the vice president, the speaker of the house, and the president pro tem of the senate, the next three officers in the line of succession. and look at what that violence has wrought. at least six dead. offices ransacked. the sanctity of our capitol breached for the first time in two centuries. our hall ways littered with broken glass. the battle flags of a long-dead confederacy and the debris we
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have come to associate with the trump campaign. mr. speaker, madam speaker, i have faith in the resiliency of our government. we will bring the rioters to justice. their accomplices in this house will be held responsible. but today we must focus on the gravest threat first. president trump who incited this riot and who remains a grave danger to the nation. as we warned the senate when we tried him for his first impeachment, president trump has made clear in word and deed that he will persist in such conduct if he's not removed from power. he poses a continuing threat to our nation, to the integrity of our elections and to our democratic order. he must not remain in power one moment longer. not one moment longer. the danger is too great. we must impeach. i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time. the gentleman from ohio is
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recognized. . the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from california is recognized for two minutes. the gentleman from california is recognized for two minutes. mr. mcclintock: -- mr. jordan: four minutes, excuse me. i didn't realize. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from ohio wishes to yield four minutes to the gentleman from california. correct? mr. jordan: yes. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from california is recognized for four minutes. mr. mcclintock: thank you, madam speaker. you know, i didn't like the president's speech on january 6 either. i thought he was wrong to assert that the vice president in congress can pick and choose which electoral votes to count. he was wrong to set such a confrontational tone in a politically tens situation. but what -- tense situation. but what did he actually say? his exact words were, quote, i know that everyone here will soon be marching over to the capitol building to peacefully and patriotically make your voices heard.
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unquote. that's impeachable? that's called freedom of speech. now, he also threatened to oppose candidates in future elections. and by the way, that was directed at republicans like me who had resolved to uphold the constitutional process and protect the electoral college. well, so what. that's called politics. if we impeached every politician who gave a fiery speech to a crowd of partisans, this capitol would be deserted. that's what the president did, that is all he did. he specifically told the crowd to protest peacefully and patriotically. and the vast majority of them did. but every movement has a lunatic fringe. suppressing free speech is not the answer. holding rioters accountable for their actions is the answer. and we are.
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and if we prosecuted b.l.m. and antifa rioters across the country with the same determination these last six months, this incident may not have happened at all. now, short of declaring war, the power of impeachment is the most solemn and consequential act that congress can take. to use it in this manner, in the heat of the moment, with no hearings, no due process, many members phoning in their votes after a hastily called debate, exactly one week before a new president is to take office, trivializes this power to the point of caricature. the democrats have won everything in sight. the house, the senate and the presidency. in a republic that calls for magazine anymority by the victors, only in a banana republic does it call for vengeance. benjamin franklin warned us that passion governs and she never
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governs wisely. in our passions this week, we've set some dangerous new precedents that will haunt us for years to come. yesterday we redefined intell rant speech as a physical incapacity requiring removal from office. today we define it as a high crime and misdemeanor. the moment any member of this body gives an impassioned speech and a lunatic fringe of their movement takes license from it, be prepared to answer to this new precedent that we established today. now, i could cite plenty of provocative speeches made by democrats that directly preceded violence this summer. but we've already had enough of that. you know, after 600,000 americans have perished in the civil war, abraham lincoln appealed to the better angels of our nature. he said, with malice toward
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none, with charity for all, let us bind up the nation's wounds. those words were so important to the unity of our nation, they're inscribed in marble at the lincoln memorial. i cannot think of a more petty, vindictive and gratuitous act than to impeach an already defeated president a week before he is to leave office. president-elect biden's promise to heal the nation becomes a hollow mockery in the harsh reality of this unconstitutional act. god help our country. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. the gentleman from ohio reserves. the gentleman from new york is recognized. mr. nadler: i now yield one minute to the gentlelady from california, ms. lofgren. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman from california is recognized for one minute. ms. lofgren: madam speaker, i'm the only member of congress who has been involved in all three of the last presidential
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impeachments. those were long proceedings. today we don't need a long investigation to know the president incited right-wing terrorists to attack the congress, to try to overturn constitutional government. the actions were in public, plain as day. his actions are the most serious offense against our constitution and our country. they are impeachable acts. the founders devised the impeachment clause to protect against a president who would threaten constitutional order. if we don't act now, the impeachment clause would essentially be meaningless. faced with these facts, if we don't impeach to protect our country, we will fail our own oath to protect and defend the constitution of the united states against all enemies, foreign and, yes, domestic. we have no choice, we must impeach. the speaker pro tempore: the
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gentlewoman's time has expired. ms. lofgren: god bless america. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from new york reserves. narcoticed in a -- mr. nadler: i reserve. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from ohio is recognized. jordan yord -- mr. jordan: thank you, madam speaker. i yield two minutes to the gentleman from arizona, mr. bigs. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognize -- mr. biggs. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from arizona is recognized for two minutes. mr. biggs: it is with a morbid curiosity that i watched the beast attempt to devour president donald trump again. the craving to crush president trump has never been satisfied. not through investigations, not through false allegations, and not even through an impeachment that was wholly without merit. and the timing of this impeachment makes little sense. your candidate, your candidate will take office in a few hours and president trump will relinquish the levers of power to president-elect biden. but your craving was never a biden victory, nor was it even a trump defeat. you believe that your hunger will be finally satiated by impeaching this president without completion of his full term of office. you don't merely seek victory, but you seek obliteration of your indemnify sills. the thirst for trump's destruction will not be slaked,
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however, even if you're successful today and were the senate to convict president trump. yours will be a puric victory, for instead of stopping the trump train, his movement will grow stronger for you will have made him a martyr. surely you're aware of this and that is why your allies in the media seek to sensor conservative voices. your chums that sit on the boards of corporate america, yes, the same companies that the left vilifies, promise to starve republicans from receiving their p.a.c. donations. but i bet the groundswell of support for president trump and his policies will not go away. you see, the movement he started is based on building an incredibly robust economy, on a foundation of lower taxes and fewer regulations that has the wonderful effect of putting more people to work than ever. it is built upon a strong military that is extricated from endless wars, border security, america-first trade agreements, mideast peace and stability. those are the things the american people want. your four-year appetite will be temporarily assuaged. while you will no doubt continue to chase after leaders of this
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movement. but your appetite will be unfulfilled. i urge you, please do not, i'm mixing metaphors here, attempt to douse the remaining embers of this movement with gasoline. no one wants that. i urge you please to reconsider the reckless action in which you engage today. i yield. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. the gentleman from ohio reserves. the gentleman from new york is recognized. mr. nadler: madam speaker, i now yield one minute to the gentleman from california, mr. schiff. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from california is recognized for one minute. mr. schiff: one week ago, the president incited an insurrection against congress to prevent the peaceful transition of power. it was the most dangerous moment for our democracy in a century. today we invoke the remedy the founders provided for justice such a lawless president. impeachment. more important, today we begin the long road to restoration. america has been through a civil war, world wars, a great depression, pandemics, mccarthyism, and now a trumpist and white nationalist
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insurrection. and yet our democracy endures. it endures because at every juncture, every pivotal moment, when evil threatens to overtake good, patriotic americans step forward to say, enough. this is one of those moments. to preserve this sacred place, this citadel of democracy, for ourselves and for posterity, let us say, enough. enough. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the gentleman from new york reserves. the gentleman from ohio is recognized. mr. jordan: thank you, madam speaker. i yield two minutes to the gentleman from texas, mr. gohmert. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from texas is recognized for two minutes. mr. gohmert: here's a quote. i just don't even know why there aren't more -- aren't uprisings all over the country, and maybe there will be. or, sadly the domestic enemies of our voting system in honoring our constitution are right at
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100 pennsylvania avenue with their allies in congress of the united states. we were called enemies of the state. those were our quotes from our speaker. now, on our side, we didn't take those to be impeachable because we didn't believe she surely meant that. but by the democrats taking this action, you're telling me, no, when we say those, we actually mean to incite violence. that's what this action is saying. look, i just looked on the history channel. it says, these words, if the judiciary committee, talking about impeachment, finds sufficient grounds, its members write and pass articles of impeachment which then go to the full house for a vote. half of all the impeachments ever conducted, ever voted for, occurred under this speaker.
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you're setting a precedent that says very clearly, because this impeachment isn't going to work, but it is setting the precedent, unlike a year ago when we said, look, it shouldn't go through intel, it should go through judiciary committee, forget that. now the message is, if you have a whim and you want to just go after a president, just go straight to the floor. no investigation. no judiciary committee. go straight to the floor. use it as a political weapon, as you wish. this is so dangerous, what you're doing. forgetting all the precedents. yes, we can argue back and forth. but you're using this as a weapon and you're destroying this little experiment in self-government. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. mr. gohmert: it needs to stop. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from ohio reserves. the gentleman from new york is recognized. mr. nadler: madam speaker, i now yield one minute to the distinguished gentlelady from
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massachusetts, ms. clark. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman from massachusetts is recognized for one minute. ms. clark: suffragists and abolitionists lucy stone stated, if we speak the truth fearlessly, we shall add to our number those who will turn the scale to the side of equal and full justice in all things. the truth is, president trump incited a violent attack against the united states government. the truth is, president trump spent his presidency inflaming hate, white supremacy, anti-semitism and violence. the truth is, he was enabled by all those who perpetuated the lie that the most secure election in our nation's history was stolen. the truth is that these seditious actions left five dead, our capitol besieged, our security threatened, and our democracy hanging in the balance. and the truth is a vote to
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impeach is our resounding declaration that the government of the people, by the people, for the people shall not perish from the earth. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman's time has expired. the gentleman from new york wishes to reserve? mr. nadler: reserve. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from ohio is recognized. mr. jordan: thank you. i yield one minute to the gentleman from california, mr. issa. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized for one minute. mr. issa: thank you, madam speaker. the last speaker said that for four years, the president did all these terrible inciteful things, including anti-semitism. i take exception with that, but i think it's important that we embrace one thing that was said. yes, the president has been consistent for the last four years. during his -- during his campaign, i even -- well, representing another candidate, said that the president had politicaler to etc. he said -- political tourettes. he said what was on his mind
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without a filter. i don't think that's being debated here today. we all know that's true. what's being debated is whether with 167 hours left until he leaves office, is he a clear and present danger? and he clearly isn't. the president has acted substantially the same for four years. he's rallied his base. and he has in fact called for peaceful protests, as he did just a few days ago. the fact is, today we are trying to punish the president, at least some are, for four years of what he did, not for what happened last week. what happened last week was the result of anarchists who came loaded, prepared and with weapons. with that, i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. the gentleman from ohio reserves. the gentleman from new york is recognized. mr. nadler: madam speaker, i now yield one minute to the distinguished gentleman from louisiana, mr. richmond. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from louisiana is recognized for one minute.
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this is my last floor speech to protect and defend the constitution. president trump put the domestic terrorists on notice by saying stand back and stand by. he then summoneded them to d.c. and directed them to march on the capitol and then he sat back and watched the insurrection. some of my colleagues, some of which may well be co-conspirators to blake ate this unfit president that we shouldn't punish the president in order to unify the country. that is foolishness. stand up, man up, woman up, and defend this constitution from all enemies foreign and domestic including donald j. trump. in the first impeachment,
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republicans said we don't need to impeach him because he learned his lesson. we said if we didn't remove him he would do it again. simply put, we told you some. richmond out. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from ohio is recognized. mr. jordan: i yield two minutes to the the gentlewoman from from arizona. mrs. lesko: i rise in opposition to the resolution, at a time when our country needs unity it is concerning that my democratic colleagues have begun impeachment proceedings against a president who has seven days left in office. all legal challenges have been exhausted. congress has certified electors over objections and joe biden will be the next president of the united states. president trump has indicated he will peacefully transfer to
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president-elect biden next week. so why pursue impeachment just one week before he leaves office? i have heard my colleagues on the other side of the aisle say they have to impeach the president because he is too dangerous to stay in power yet they know that it is impossible for the senate to remove him before his term expires. so what is the point? this moves and sets a dangerous precedent for our nation. if congress is going to impeach a president, it must not only be done after intense debate and deliberation, not rushed through at the 11th hour to make a political point. this impeachment attempt is dangerous for our country and has far reaching implications for our future. with that, i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman yields back. the gentleman from ohio reserves. the gentleman from new york is recognized. mr. nadler: i now yield one
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minute to the distinguished new york, mr. jeffries. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. jeffries: i did not come to congress to impeach donald trump but the constitutional crime inspired by his hatred and the big lie that he told cannot be ignored. dodged trump is a living, breathing, impeachable offense. it is what it is. the violent attacks on the u.s. capitol was an act of insurrection incited by donald trump. he is a clear and present danger to the health, safety and well-being of the american people and that is why this impeachment is necessary on the house floor for a second time with a bipartisan majority. violence will not win. insurrection will not win. see dishon will not win.
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terror will not win. lawlessness will not win. mob rule will not win. not today, not tomorrow, not ever. democracy will prevail. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. the gentleman from new york reserves. the gentleman from ohio is recognized. mr. jordan: we reserve. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from new york. mr. nadler: i yield one minute to the gentleman from california mr. ag you will ar -- aguilar. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized for one minute. mr. aguilar: on january 3 we stood on this floor and swore an oath against enemies foreign and domestic. three days later that was put to the test when a violent mob tried to break down those doors. this mob was not without a
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leader. on that day, the president told them to walk to this capitol 16 blocks from where he stood. they br radicalized by his lies and conspiracy theories he spent months fueling many of which i heard on this floor the last week. he needed to say to end the violence, i concede because that's what leaders do in a democracy. they put politics aside and put country first and as i look to our colleagues on the other side, i wonder how many will join us in holding president trump accountable for inciting this deadly attack. how many will uphold our oath and defend our constitution from the threat in the white house. to do anything less is to turn your back on the oath all together. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from ohio is
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recognized. mr. jordan: we continue to reserve. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from new york is recognized. mr. nadler: i yield three minutes to the gentleman from rhode island, mr. cicilline. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from rhode island, mr. cicilline is recognized. mr. cicilline: more than 220 years that george washington yielded to john adams, it has been a hallmark. the will of the american people rains supreme over the ambitions of every individual. every single president has honored these principles until now. donald trump lost his bid for re-election and it was free and fair election. his homeland security director called it the most secure. he has refused to accept the will of the american people. he told his supporters, he didn't lose and the election was stole kwlen from him and them.
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and as they grew angry, he said there was a way to keep them in power. as the congress were to certify the results of the presidential election, the president made his move. he directed the supporters to travel to washington to rally to stop the steal. he did. once assembled, he said march on the u.s. capitol and do what it takes to hold on to power. we will never give up or concede. if you don't fight like hell, he warned, you aren't going to have a country. the people heard his message loud and clear. as the third ranking republican in this, he summoned the mob and lit the flame of this attack. guns, zip ties and more they set their sights on the u.s. capitol and stormed our democracy. hundreds of domestic terrorists did what trump wanted them to
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do, they seized the capitol and end our experiment in democracy. as white house aides watched and searched the halls for the vice president who they came to hang for treason and overran the office of the speaker and seized control of our government in the name of donald trump. the terrorists who stormed this building planned to hang the vice president, kill the speaker and topple our government. they took down the american flag and replaced it with a trump flag. i ask my colleagues on the other side of the aisle, is this the kind of country you want to live? what are you going to tell your children and grand clirn, do you stand for the republic or for this president. heed the words of president linchingon, the first republican president told us that a house divided cannot stand. this great house in which he served cannot and will not
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endure if we do not stand together now. the president and the terrorists who stormed these halls last wednesday did not succeed in toppling our republic. we must ensure they never do. join us in supporting this article. and i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the gentleman from new york reserves. the gentleman from ohio. mr. jordan: i yield one minute to the gentleman from new jersey, mr. van drew. the speaker pro tempore: recognized. mr. drew: we have done this before, this has failed before. we fractured our nation using the same process before. congress must be the glue that starts unifying everyone. by the time this process will conclude, the man they want out of office will no longer be the president. if we want unity this is not the way. america was and is the leading
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light in the world. this proceeding has continued to cloak our nation in darkness. nearly half the country supports our current president. this takes their voice away. we must be bigger and better than the most instincts that have been driving our political discourse. it is destroying us. let's link arms with one another and begin to heal. let's stop this impeachment. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the gentleman from ohio reserves. the gentleman from new york is recognized. mr. nadler: i now yield one minute to the distinguished the gentleman from colorado, mr. neguse. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized for one minute. mr. neguse: thank you madam speaker. president trump's actions encouraging, inciting a mob that stormed the united states capitol for the sole purpose of stopping the constitution aally
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counting of votes cannot go unanswered by this body. he must be impeached. if congress does not act, if we shrink from our constitutional responsibilities to defend our republic, it will define the vision of america as the last best hope on earth that abraham lincoln so eloquently said so many years ago. to the millions of americans watching today, i hope you understand we are proceeding on this path out of love for our country. i will honor my oath today. i will vote for impeachment. and i pray that my colleagues will muster the courage to do the same. with that, i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the gentleman from new york reserves. the gentleman from ohio is recognized. mr. jordan: we reserve. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from new york. mr. nadler: i now yield two
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minutes to the distinguished the gentleman from south carolina, mr. clyburn. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from south carolina is recognized for two minutes. mr. clyburn: madam speaker, i rise in support of the article of impeachment. we have to follow the constitution' instructions, count the electoral votes that were tallied by the states and submitted to us. this president refused to accept those results. instead he sought to overturn them by inciting a violent insurrection, but we were not deterred. today we must do our con constitutional duty once again. while the president failed last wednesday, if we do not hold him accountable and remove him from power, the survival of our
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democracy depends on candidates accepting their defeat in every presidential election since 1864. our january 6 joint session is a vital part for the transfer of power, not the contest for power. vice president gore understood this, accepting the certifying results in which he was defeated. vice president biden understood this, accepted and certifying this president's victory in the 2016 election. this president's refusal to participate in the peaceful transfer of power and his role in inciting last week's violence is a threat to our constitution and democracy.
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this threat must be extinguished immediately. this president must be impeached and convicted. and he must be prevented from ever attempting to seize power again. with that, i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the gentleman from new york reserves. the gentleman from ohio is recognized. mr. jordan: i yield two minutes to the gentleman from colorado, mr. buck. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized for two minutes. mr. buck: i thank the gentleman for yielding time. i have heard that president trump radicalized the group that the rioters who stormed this capitol and i would say we need to look no further than ourselves to look what happened and look at history. americans were frustrated when they learned the f.b.i. was investigating the trump campaign. they were frustrated to learn that the obama administration and the d.n.c. had created this false campaign against the trump administration.
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they were frustrated, madam speaker, when the inauguration of the president was boycotted by over 40 democrat members of this house. they were frustrated to read in the "washington post" the day after the inauguration, let the impeachment begin. they were frustrated when members of this house spoke over and over about impeaching the president days into his administration and the socialist in hollywood joined their allies in congress. . . madonna thought about blowing up the white house. kathy held up a beheaded head. and nothing was said from my colleagues at that point in time. one democratic colleague said
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that trump supporters should be harassed wherever they are, in restaurants, on the streets, in supermarkets. during this time, the president was under investigation by a special council who found in collusion, no conspiracy with russia. the president's supporters were harassed. ajit pai, the head of the f.c.c., was called a dirty, sneaky indian. his children were harassed in school. the press secretary sarah sanders was kicked out of a restaurant for being a trump employee. the d.h.s. secretary kirstjen nielsen harassed at her home. trump donors -- the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. i'm sorry you couldn't hear me in the mic. the mic wasn't on. the gentleman from ohio reserves. the gentleman from ohio reserves. the gentleman from new york is
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recognized. mr. nadler: madam speaker, i now yield two minutes to the distinguished gentleman from maryland, mr. raskin. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from maryland is recognized for two minutes. mr. raskin: smashing windows and beating police officers over the head with fire extinguishers, a blood-thirsty mob attacked the capital and invaded this congress last wednesday. they erected a gallows and repeatedly chanted, "hang mike pence," they stormed speaker pelosiy yelling "where's nancy", they occupied the senate chamber. they wounded dozens of people. hospitalizing dozens of people. killed five of our people. for six hours, they shut down the counting of electoral college votes. our sacred process under the constitution for peaceful transfer of power in the united states. they may have been hunting for pence and pelosi to stage their coup, but every one of us in this room right now could have
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died. as senator lindsey graham said, the mob could have blown the building up. they could have killed us all. and now the far right is calling for a returned engagement from january 17 to january 20. they're asking the president to pardon the conspirators in lax week's rampage as they prepare for a race war, again, next week. and it's a bit much to be hearing that these people would not be trying to destroy our government and kill us if we just weren't so mean to them. well, despite the floor leader's desperate effort to polarize this body and nation along party lines, it's the chair of the republican conference who best articulated what happened in a statement yesterday. and i recommend every american read this. liz cheney of wyoming, the elected chair of the republican conference wrote, the president summoned this mob, assembled this mob, and lit the flame of
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this attack. everything that followed was his doing. none of this would have happened without the president. the president could have immediately and forcibly intervened to stop the violence. he did not. there has never been a greater betrayal by a president of the united states -- request 10 seconds. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from new york. mr. nadler: i yield an additional 10 seconds. mr. raskin: cheney says there's never been a greater betrayal of the president of the united states of his oath. let's impeach the president for high crime against the republic. we don't have a minute to spare. he's a clear and present danger to the people. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from new york reserves. the gentleman from ohio is recognized. mr. jordan: madam speaker, i yield two minutes to the gentleman from florida, mr. gaetz. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from florida is recognized for two minutes. mr. gaetz: seems to me that impeachment is an itch that doesn't go away with just one scratch. it also seems that president trump may be most likely to be
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impeached when he is correct. before the last presidential impeachment, president trump rightly pointed out the improper activities of the biden crime family and subsequently he's been proven right. and don't think for a moment, madam speaker, that we're going to drop that or stop our pursuit for the truth. before that, we have the russia hoax where you had the president rightly making claims that hillary clinton and the d.n.c. were colluding with russians to dis-orient our democracy. how -- disorient our democracy. how right he turned out to be. and then we have the 2020 presidential election where the president correctly pointed out unconstitutional behavior, voting irregularities, concerns over tabulations, dead people voting, and now impeachment again. when they go low, we kick them. eric holder, former attorney general under barack obama. breaching the capitol was as low
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as low can be. we all denounce it. but who is it that they're kicking? the president, who created soaring highs for our economy, rising wages before the pandemic, 400 miles of wall to stop the caravans, who drew down troops in the middle east and showed empathy for the forgotten mep and women of our country -- men and women of our country? it's why so many people love him so much, and it's why they're kicking all of us. this president has faced unprecedented hatred and resistance from big media, big tech, and big egos, from congressional leaders on both sides of the aisle. before the rioters tore through that glass, speaker pelosi stood at that rostrum and tore through the president's state of the union speech, inciting anger, resentment, division. some believe that truly these true colors are being shown now through this divisive partisan impeachment. the speaker of the house -- i
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request an additional 45 seconds. the speaker pro tempore: go through the speaker, please. the gentleman from ohio. mr. jordan: i yield the gentleman an additional 45 seconds. the speaker pro tempore: four seconds or 40 seconds? mr. jordan: 40 seconds. the speaker pro tempore: 45 seconds. mr. gaetz: the speaker said to us just moments ago, words matter. but apparently those words don't matter when they're uttered by democrats. when the gentlelady from massachusetts calls for unrest in the streets. when the gentlelady from california brazenly brags that she called for people to get in the faces of those who serve and support the president. i denounce political violence from all ends of the spectrum, but make no mistake, the left in america has incited far more political violence than the right. for months, our cities burned, police stations burned, our businesses were shattered, and they said nothing. or they cheerled for it and fundraised for it and they allowed it to happen in the
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greatest country in the world. some have cited the metaphor that the president lit the flame. well, they lit actual flames. actual fires. and we -- the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. there will be order in the house. mr. gaetz: i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from ohio, do you wish to reserve your time? the gentleman from new york is recognized. mr. nadler: madam speaker, i now yield one minute to the distinguished gentleman from california, mr. swalwell. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from california is recognized for one minute. mr. swalwell: america has been attacked before, but not like this. on january 6, donald trump incited thousands of radicalized terrorists to attack the capital to stop a transition of power. let that sink in. our president incited our citizens to attack our capitol. america was not attacked in the past sense. this president has inspired future plots. america is still under attack, and that's why donald trump must be impeached. i've read many of my g.o.p.
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colleagues know what the president is wrong but are afraid for their lives if they cross the president. i'm sorry that you're living in fear, but now is a time to summage your courage to guide you. we have all seen the images of the courageous officers who have risked their lives so that you could flee this floor and see your families. that was almost a week ago right now. officers engaged in hand-to-hand combat for hours with these terrorists. capitol police were spit on, beaten, stampeded, and one of them lost their lives. i'm not asking you to summon the courage they did. i'm just asking you to do your job and hold this president accountable. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. the gentleman from new york reserves. mr. jordan: madam speaker, we reserve. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from ohio is recognized. mr. jordan: madam speaker, we reserve. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves. the gentleman from new york is recognized. the gentleman from new york is recognized. mr. nadler: madam speaker, i now yield one minute to the distinguished gentleman from
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texas, mr. castro. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from texas is recognized for one minute. mr. castro: thank you, madam speaker. donald trump is the most dangerous man to ever occupy the oval office. i want to take you back one week ago today when people were barging through these doors, breaking the windows with weapons, armed, pipe bombs, coming here to harm all of you, to harm the speaker, to harm the senate. let me ask you a question. what do you think they would have done if they had gotten in? what do you think they would have done to you? and who do you think sent them here? the most dangerous man to ever occupy the oval office. if inciting a deadly insurrection is not enough to get a president impeached, then
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what is? all of us must answer that question today. the constitution requires us to impeach and remove donald john trump. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. the gentleman from new york reserves. mr. nadler: i reserve. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from ohio is recognized. mr. jordan: madam speaker, we reserve. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from ohio reserves his time. the gentleman from new york is recognized. mr. nadler: madam speaker, i now yield one minute to the distinguished gentlelady from pennsylvania, ms. dean. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady from pennsylvania is recognized for one minute. ms. dean: madam speaker, one week ago today, i was trapped in this house chamber as the banging on the doors began. i feared for colleagues, reporters, and staff. i feared for myself. the attack on the capitol will never be forgotten. the president and many in this chamber have shamelessly peddled dangerous untruths about the election, despite the warnings of where those lies would lead.
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and last wednesday, those lies and dangers found themselves inside this capitol. this hateful rhetoric is another deadly virus. it is time to remove it from its host. to heal, we need accountability and truth. that begins by acknowledging the president's dangerous lies and their deadly consequences. we moving donald trump is the beginning of restoring decency and democracy. what happened last week will not be forgotten, and what we do this week will long be remembered. vote yes on impeachment, and i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman yields back the balance of her time. the gentleman from new york reserves his time. the gentleman from ohio is recognized. mr. jordan: thank you, madam speaker. it's my pleasure to yield one minute to the republican leader, the gentleman from california, mr. mccarthy. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from california is recognized for one minute. mr. mccarthy: i thank the gentleman for yielding. madam speaker, let me be clear. last week's violent attack on
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the capitol was un-democratic, un-american, and criminal. violence is never a legitimate form of protest. freedom of speech and assembly, under the constitution, is rooted in nonviolence. yet, the violent mob that descended upon this body was neither peaceful nor democratic. it acted to disrupt congress' constitutional responsibility. it was also an attack on the people who work in this institution -- members, staff, and the hundreds who work behind the scenes so that we can serve the american people. the greatest statesman in the history of our country understood that the most dangerous threat to freedom is lawlessness. a young lawyer named abraham lincoln famously said, there is no grievance that is a fit
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object of redress by mob law. yet, for several hours last week, mob law tried to interfere with constitutional law. some say the riots were caused by antifa. there is absolutely no evidence of that. and conservatives should be the first to say so. conservatives also know that the only thing that stops mob violence is to meet it with force rooted in justice and backed by moral courage. and last week, we saw mob violence met by courage, sacrifice and heroism from the brave men and women who protect this institution every day. but for the bravery of the capitol police, the destruction and loss could have been much greater. we owe them a tremendous debt of gratitude.
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it is tragic and heartbreaking. we mourn their loss. remember their lives and continue to pray for their family and loved ones. the officers and capitol police deserve our eternal thanks. we will never forget the sacrifices they made. and make no mistake, though who are responsible for wednesday's chaos will be brought to justice. which brings me to today's debate. i believe impeaching the president in such a short time frame would be a mistake. no investigation have been completed, no hearings have been held. the senate has confirmed no trial will begin until after
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president-elect biden is sworn in. here is what a vote to impeach would do, it would further divide this nation. a vote to impeach will further fan the flames of partisan division. most americans want neither inaction nor retribution. we want durable, bipartisan justice. that path is still available, but is not the path we are on today. that doesn't mean the president is free from fault. the president bears responsibility for wednesday's attack on congress by mob rioters. he should have immediately denounced the mob when he saw what was unfolding. these facts require immediate action by president trump, accept his share of responsibility, quell the brewing unrest and ensure that
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president-elect biden is able to successfully begin his term. and the president's immediate action deserves congressional action which is why i think a fact-finding commission would be prudent. unfortunately that is not where we are today. truly this past week was one of the most difficult for congress and our nation. of all the days here, last wednesday was the worst day i have ever seen in congress. our country is deeply hurt. so where do we go from here? after all the violence and chaos of the last week, is it important to remember we are still here to deliver a better future for all americans. does not matter if you are liberal, moderate or conservative. all of us must resist the temptation of further polarization. instead we must unite once again
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as americans. i understand for some this call for unity may ring hollow. but times like these are who we must remember we are as americans and what we as a nation stands for. and as history shows, unity is not an option, it's a necessity. it is as necessary today as it was at the start of our country. i want us all to think back to how john adams and the federalist party handed power over to thomas jefferson and his party after the election of 1800. that election was one of the most divisive ever. every dirty trick in the book. they dismissed reasonable dissent and described their opponent a did heishon.
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the election of 1800 could have destroyed our nation,. they preserved the world's last best hope of freedom. after a hard-fought battle of the electoral college in congress, adams conceded and peaceful transfer of power, the first in american history, took place. jefferson, for his part, put aside the division of the era and preached forgiveness, yes, unity. in his first inaugural address, he famously said every difference of opinion is not a difference of principle. jefferson and adams did not end every difference of opinion that existed in america, nor did they try. in a free country as big and diverse as ours, that would be impossible. what they did was more
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important. they recognized the deeper unity, unity rooted in the proposition both men helped to write. our founders chose peace, liberty, partnership over tension, division and partisan ship. for the sake of our country, we must make the exact same choice. we have already begun. last week, despite the lingering shock amid the windows still broken, we did what all healthy democracies do. we voted. we solved it at the ballot box and through debate and votes on the floor of this exact chamber. we did our duty then and we must do more. the eyes of the nation and world
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are upon us. we must seize this opportunity and heal and grow stronger. as leaders, our place in history depends on whether we call on our better angels and we focus on our efforts to work directly tore the american people. united, we can deliver peace, strength and prosperity our country so desperately need. divided, we will fail. what we saw last week was not the american way, neither is the continued rhetoric that joe biden is not the legitimate president. let's be clear. joe biden will be sworn in as president in one week because he won the election and the presidency and this congress will face immediate challenges that must be addressed. i stand ready to assist in that effort with good faith, goodwill and an open hand. the united states remains
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exceptional. we remain extraordinary. in the coming weeks and months, we must work together, all of us, to recharge the light of our shining city on the hill. history has shown us the way. history has given us the path. just as adams and jefferson has shown, now is the moment that we should do the exact same. in these trying times, may god continue to bless america and let's chart a course that history will repeat not what is happening today. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the gentleman from ohio reserves. the gentleman from new york. mr. nadler: i now yield one minute to the gentlelady from colorado, ms. degette. ms. degette: just over a year
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ago, i stood right there where you are standing today as we took the solemn step of impeaching the president of the united states for pressuring a foreign leader to take unlawful actions to help him in his re-election. and now just one week ago, almost to the hour, i laid right there on the floor of the gallery above us, i heard gunshots in the speaker's lobby and i heard the mob pounding on the door and what they were trying to do angry mob incited by the president trying to stop certification of a legitimate election. it's clear the president learned nothing in the last year. yesterday, the president said again, he did nothing wrong. this man is dangerous. he has defied the constitution. he has incited sedition and must be removed. we took a pledge on january 3 to
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uphold the constitution. we must honor that oath and vote yes on this article of impeachment. the speaker pro tempore: gentlewoman colorado yields back. the gentleman from ohio is recognized. mr. jordan: i yield. mrs. boebert: i rise today to oppose this impeachment and denounce the recent violence on the capitol just as i opposed the previous impeachment and the violence we witnessed all summer long. make no mistake the hypocrisy of the left is on the full. we got to fight in congress. fight in the courts, fight in the streets. taken behind the gym and beat the hell out of them. go and take trump out tonight. sound familiar? what about the gentlewoman from new york who defended the looting by saying they wanted
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loaves of bread. do not produce baked goods. where is the accountability for the left after encouraging and normalizing violence? rather than helping american people in this time, we start impeachment that further divides our country. i call bull crap. when i hear the democrats demanding untie, they are only unified in hate. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady's time has expired. mr. nadler: i now yield one minute to the distinguished gentlelady from california one minute. ms. waters: i rise in support of impeaching again the worst president in the history of the united states. since his first day in office, he has spent four years liing,
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embracing authoritarianism and radicalizing his supporters. this corruption has incited them to join with white spremists and paramilitary supremacists in a siege. the republican party is now the trump party. and i want you to know that this is a trump power grab that will not stop, it will not stop with attacking the capitol and our state legislatures. this president tends to exercise power long after he is out of office. it is reported that the president of the united states watched the invasion from the oval office of our capitol and seemingly enjoyed it. i want you to know we should be concerned that the republicans will not defend him and he is capable of starting a civil war. he must be impeached.
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he must be stopped now. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from new york reserves. the gentleman from ohio. mr. jordan: i yield one minute to the gentleman from washington, mr. newhouse. mr. newhouse: this is a sad day in our republic, but not as saddened as the violence we witnessed in the capitol last wednesday. we are all responsible. my colleagues are responsible for not condemning rioters this past year like those who tried to murder seattle police officers. others including myself are responsible for not speaking out sooner before the president misinformed and inflamed a violent mob and brutally beat capitol police officers. we must all do better. these articles of impeachment
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are flawed but i will not use process as an excuse, there is no excuse for president trump's actions. the president took an oath to defend the constitution against all enemies foreign and domestic. last week there was a domestic threat at the door of the capitol and he does nothing to stop it. that is why with a heavy heart and clear resolve i will vote yes on these articles of impeachment. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from ohio wishes to reserve? mr. jordan: could i ask how much time each side has. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from ohio has 36 1/4 minute remaining and the gentleman from new york has 36 3/4 minutes remaining. mr. nadler: i yield 30 seconds
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to the the gentleman from massachusetts. mr. auchincloss: a mob desecrated our capitol killed a police officer and attempted to overthrow our government on the orders of the president of the united states. immediate impeachment is our duty under a constitution that compels us to defend against enemies. i defended our democracy from foreign members. as a member of congress i'm resolved to defend it from domestic it. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from ohio is recognized. mr. jordan: i yield two minutes to the gentleman from ohio. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from ohio is recognized. mr. chabot: america is at a cross roads. as the violent riots at the capitol reminded us, the unhinged partisan rhetoric that too often consumes the political
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dialogue in this country has become toxic and it's tearing us apart. if we continue down this path there is no telling how much damage there may be. sadly, that is what is happening here today. the majority is rushing through yet a second impeachment of president trump who has but seven days remaining in office. as professor turley has cautiononned, today a dangerous precedent is being set that could lead to the normalization of snap impeachments without any hearings, discussion or debate. the majority is ram, inc. through this house, the most potent tool at our disposal without a single hearing. we haven't he heard testimony from a single witness and haven't heard from the damage this effort could inflict. wouldn't know how this debate
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would unfold until 9:00 this morning. this is truly unprecedented situation and one which could cause harm to our nation. madam speaker, it doesn't have to be this way and don't have to continue down this misguided path but follow the wisdom provided by abraham lincoln during another divisive time and listen to the better angels and choose a more positive constructive path and vote down this ill-conceived effort and tone down the political rhetoric. we should work together to solve the problems that face our nation and put aside our differences and find common ground and bring americans back together, because there is no crisis that we can't overcome if we stand united. and i yield back. . . mr. nadler: madam speaker, i now yield one minute to the
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distinguished gentlelady from washington, ms. herrera beutler. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman from washington is recognized for one minute. ms. herrera beutler: i stand to say that the enemy is not the president or the president-elect. fear is our enemy. it insites anger -- incites anger and violence and it haunts us into silence and inaction. what are you afraid of? i'm afraid of what people will say or think. i'm afraid of being devalued. i'm not afraid of losing my job, but i am afraid that my country will fail. i'm afraid patriots to this country have died in vain. i'm afraid my children won't grow up in a free country. i'm afraid injustice will prevail. but truth, truth sets us free from fear. truth doesn't guarantee bad things won't happen but it does promise to always prevail in the end. it has no shadows where darkness can hide. where truth comes -- with truth comes in love. my vote for impeaching the sitting president is not a
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fear-based. it's the only way to defeat fear. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from new york wishes to reserve his time. the gentleman from ohio is recognized. mr. jordan: thank you, madam speaker. i yield one minute to the gentlelady from texas, ms. van duyne. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman from texas is yielded one minute. ms. van duyne: thank you. today i should be in my district working for my constituents. instead i'm back here in washington because the majority could not resist another made-for-tv impeachment. americans are losing their jobs and struggling to feed their families. small businesses are forcing to close their doors. people are losing loved ones to the coronavirus. instead of negotiating additional covid relief, we're debating an impeachment that's been per served with no inquiry, no debate and no due process. in one week's time, joe biden will be president. the american people need us to rise above the heat of the
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moment, to focus on their needs and deliver real solutions. because the majority decided to debate whether or not to unseat a president in two hours, i'll be brief. i oppose this impeachment and i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from ohio wishes to reserve. the gentleman from new york is recognized. mr. nadler: madam speaker, i now yield 30 seconds to the distinguished gentlelady from georgia, ms. bourdeaux. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady from georgia is recognized for 30 seconds. ms. bourdeaux: i teach a civics class where i say our government is not self-executing. it requires people of good faith and ethics to make it work. the president has repeatedly challenged georgia's election results. despite three recounts and many investigations, the results are clear -- joe biden won georgia. the idea that our election was fraudulent is a lie. our president used this lie to incite a violent mob to attack the capitol. i ask my colleagues to act with
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ethics and good faith, to reject these lies, and in this case, to support the article of impeachment. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman's time has expired. the gentleman from new york wishes to reserve. the gentleman from ohio is recognized. mr. jordan: thank you. i yield one minute to the gentleman from florida, mr. posy. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from florida has one minute. mr. posy: in our campaigns we may be adversaries but usually after the campaign season is over, we have traditionally come together for the good of our nation. now more than ever in our lifetimes, we are a divided nation. one of the reasons -- the resist movement, which has harassed, haranged and denigrated the president since the second he became nominee. while his sins may be different than yours or mine, they are clearly not treasoness. let the men and women in blue have the time they deserve to recuperate and do the same for millions of americans who feel they've been disenfranchised.
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i beseech my colleagues on both sides of the aisle, if you truly want our nation to heal, vote no on this resolution. it reeks of nothing more than revenge. may god continue to bless the united states of america. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. the gentleman from ohio wishes to reserve. the gentleman from new york is recognized. mr. nadler: madam speaker, i now yield 30 seconds to the distinguished gentleman from maryland, mr. brown. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from maryland is recognized for 30 seconds. mr. brown: thank you, madam speaker. americans lived through the darkest dies. the president tried to overturn a free and fair election through terror and intimidation. the violence took its fold. our temple was vandalize and our democracy was shaken. president trump represents a real threat to our national security, our democratic institutions, and the people of this country. we cannot let donald trump actively orchestrate a sedition,
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lead our government for another seven days. we can't wait until january 20. donald trump must be removed. thank you. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. the gentleman from new york continues to reserve. the gentleman from ohio is recognized. mr. jordan: thank you, madam speaker. i yield one minute to the gentleman from texas. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from texas is recognized for one minute. >> thank you, madam speaker. and i also want to thank my democratic colleagues for finally joining republicans in condemning mob violence after six months of refusing to acknowledge it. but i'm really tired of sanctimonious sermons of being a sore losers from some of the same democrats who opposed accepting results in elections past. they objected to certifying every republican victory of the 21st krint century. when they objected it was patriotic. when republicans do it we're inciting a mob, we're liars and traitors. this is the double standard we should expect under total democratic control. they called for unrest in the
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streets. they called for harassing cabinet officials. they objected to certifying election results time and time again. even the judiciary chairman secured clemonsy to a -- clemsony to a terrorist who detonated a bomb in the chamber. we've been violent by big tech on social media, corporate media. this is a sad day in america. i urge my colleagues to vote no. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. the gentleman from ohio wishes to reserve. the gentleman from new york is recognized. mr. nadler: madam speaker, i now yield 30 seconds to a new member of the house, a new member of the judiciary committee, the distinguished gentlelady from missouri, ms. bush. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman from missouri is recognized for 30 seconds. ms. bush: madam speaker, st. louis and i rise in support of the article of impeachment against donald j. trump. if we remove the white
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supremacist president, it's communities like missouri's first districts that suffers the most. the 117th congress must understand we have a mandate to legislate in defense of black lives. the first step in that process is to root out white supremacy starting with impeaching the white supremacist in chief. thank you and i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman's time has expired. the gentleman from new york wishes to reserve. the gentleman from ohio seeks recognition. mr. jordan: madam speaker, i yield one minute to the gentleman from texas, dr. jackson. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from texas is recognized for one minute. mr. jackson: thank you. madam speaker, i rise in opposition to the articles of impeachment. let me be clear, what happened last wednesday was a stain on our nation and the criminals and the rioters and criminals should be prosecuted through the extent of the law. it's clear our country needs to come together and this congress
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needs to lead by example and begins the process of healing the deep division that exists among us as americans. the articles before us today will not accomplish that. in fact, the sham articles of impeachment will only serve to further fan the flames of unrest and to appease the radical left's appetite for division. we should be focusing on restoring communities devastated by lockdowns, working on america's vaccine rollout, aiding a bipartisan investigation into these attacks, and ensuring election integrity. not impeaching a president who has promised a peaceful transition and who has less than seven days left in office. it is time to focus on the unprecedented challenges we face, and it's time to focus on unity. for these reasons, i urge my colleagues to oppose these articles of impeachment, and i yield back my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the gentleman from ohio wishes to reserve. the gentleman from new york is recognized. mr. nadler: madam speaker, i now yield 30 seconds to the distinguished gentlelady from new york, ms. clarke. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady from new york is recognized for 30 seconds. ms. clarke: madam speaker, today i rise to support h.res. 24, the
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article of impeachment against donald trump, for high crimes and misdemeanors for a second time. let us be very clear, what took place on january 6, 2021, was an act of domestic terrorism by rit right-wing white supremacists who was instigated by the president in the white house. the ultimate weakness of violence is that it is a descending spiral, begetting the very thing it sets to destroy. instead of diminishing evil it mutt plies it. -- multiplies it. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady's time has expired. the gentleman from new york wishes to reserve. the gentleman from ohio is recognized. mr. jordan: thank you, madam speaker. i yield two minutes to the gentleman from wisconsin, mr. tiffany. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from wisconsin is recognized for two minutes. mr. tiffany: thank you, madam speaker. my father once said to me, just because you can do something doesn't mean you should.
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in the short time i served in this body, one thing is clear. this is not a serious place. last year we watched as the other side inflicted maximum pain and sway the outcome of the election. the speaker said as much. and yet, these last two days, we've seen how fast they can move when they want to exact political ritry bugs on their opponents. -- ritribution on their opponents. in a few days, my friends will control the entire executive branch as well. joe biden has talked about unity and healing. is that what this is today? is accusing republican lawmakers of sedition and calling for their expulsion the plan for healing? is working with silicon valley to digitally disappear those with whom they disagree with the plan for reconciliation? i was among the first to condemn the riots in madison months ago, and i condemn what happened last week, but where were the swift
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accusations of incitement and insurrection from the other side last year? is today's political theater a preview of what the american people can expect from single-party rule? two years of double standards and punishing those who voted for someone else? madam speaker, i hope mr. biden is watching today and he will rise to the moment and call off this effort to rub salt in the wounds of millions of americans. it is now time for all of us, democrats and republicans alike, to turn down the temperature. thank you. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. the gentleman from ohio wishes to reserve. the gentleman from new york is recognized. mr. nadler: madam speaker, i now yield 30 seconds to the distinguished gentleman from missouri, mr. cleaver. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from missouri is recognized for 30 seconds. mr. cleaver: madam speaker, it would be an error to suppose that men and women can be courageous every day. it would be unfair to anticipate that i or any member of this
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body could be a lion every day. no one is expected to be a lion day after day after day, but on this day, lions are required. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back his time. the gentleman from new york reserves. the gentleman from ohio is recognized. mr. jordan: we reserve. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from ohio wishes to reserve. the gentleman from new york is recognized. mr. nadler: madam speaker, i now yield 30 seconds to the distinguished gentleman from tennessee, mr. cohen. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from tennessee is recognized for 30 seconds. mr. cohen: thank you very much. after president trump was not impeached, susan collins said, he -- susan collins said, he's learned a pretty big lesson. he was impeached. then, he brought his it will be wild riotest television show that he produced for one person, individual one. intelligence reports indicate that the people he said he loves and are special are going to attack this city and attack this
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capitol next week. he has not asked them not to do it. he's not told them to stand down. i am most feared for january 20 because i think he will go out with a bang and take the -- the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. and there will be order in the house. does the gentleman from new york reserve? the gentleman from ohio is recognized. . mr. jordan: statement from the president, i urge no violence, no law breaking or vandalism of any kind. not what i stand for or what america stands for. i call all americans to ease tensions and calm down. just put out that statement by the president of the united states. i yield two minutes to the gentleman from virginia, mr. klein. kline kline there is a a piece
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dressed in arm our and protecting the genius of america and it was torn apart. a violent mob including with the most hostile of intentions and unleashed destruction and chaos. when it was over 6 individuals dead. i have supported the right of citizens to peacebly assemble. if their intent was to stop the body electoral body they should be. we are a nation of laws not of men. now, a week since the riots threatened the people's house we are rushing through an impeachment without all of the facts and evidence and without due process. we don't know what kind of information will come out, whether it bolster claims or
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implicates groups or individuals. we just don't know. and that's we must treat the power of impeachment with the seriousness it deserves. let us gather the evidence and make an informed decision. this action will further fuel the political divide among our citizens and will be detrimental to efforts to unify our country. let us work together. both president trump and president-elect biden have called for union if i ti and i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from ohio wishes to reserve. the gentleman from new york is recognized. mr. nadler: i yield 30 seconds to the gentleman from rhode island, mr. langevin. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. langevin: january 6 was a horrific day for our country and
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democracy. the blood of defenders spilled all because of a lie that the elections were stolen, a lie that has infected this nation. president trump is the source of that lie. he has betrayed his oath to defend the constitution and incited his supporters and not fit to serve and a danger to our country. i pledge to support and defend the constitution against all enemies foreign and domestic and will vote to impeach and i urge my colleagues to do the same. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from ohio is recognized. mr. jordan: i yield one minute to the gentleman from pennsylvania, mr. perry. mr. perry: what did the speaker know and what did other late tores know and when did they know. maybe that is a rush to impeach the president because we will
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never. the f.b.i. knew about a number of individuals that were planning a war on the capitol including police officers and they shared the story information but nothing happened. the chief prosecutor said he is pursuing conspiracy charges. there was pre-planning for portions of the tragic events last week. how did the president incite an attack before his speech concluded? i know my colleagues on the left want america and would like to call this is insurrection. the truth is multiple lawless events last summer including siege of the federal court house, burning and looting and were fitting definition of insurrection. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired.
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the gentleman from ohio reserves. the gentleman from new york is recognized. mr. nadler: i yield 30 seconds to mr. connolly. mr. connolly: the american people are asking is there any depravity too low or outrage too far, any blood and violence too much to turn hearts and minds in this body? instead of the usual justification, rationalization we have to hear. this is a moment of truth, my friends. are you on the side of chaos and the mob or the side of constitutional democracy and freedom? it's what this vote represents. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from new york reserves. the gentleman from ohio. mr. jordan: could i inquire how much time each side has? the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from ohio has 25
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minutes remaining. the gentleman from new york has 31 1/4 remaining. the gentleman from ohio. mr. jordan: we reserve. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from new york is recognized. mr. nadler: i yield 30 seconds to the gentleman from colorado, mr. crow. the gentleman from colorado is recognized. mr. crow: last week i stood in that gallery to defend this chamber against the violent mob called here by donald trump. i have dedicated my life to the defense of our nation and donald trump is a risk to the nation i love. some of my colleagues are afraid of the consequences, but this congress sends our young men and women to war every day. i'm not asking you to storm the beaches of normandy but show a fraction of the courage we ask of our troops every day. leadership is hard. it's time to impeach.
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the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. the gentleman from new york resevers. the gentleman from ohio. mr. jordan: we reserve. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from new york. mr. nadler: i yield 30 seconds to the distinguished the gentleman from illinois, mr. davis. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from illinois is recognized. mr. davis: i heard a few minutes ago that there had been no hearing. well i have heard from the people of the 7th district of illinois. they have told me what to do. they have said impeach this president. impeach this president and do it now. i will follow their instructions and vote yes to impeach this president. and i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the gentleman from new york reserves. the gentleman from ohio is recognized. mr. jordan: we continue to reserve. the speaker pro tempore: the
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gentleman from ohio reserves. the gentleman from new york. mr. nadler: i yield 30 seconds to the gentlelady from texas, ms. escobar. ms. escobar: on january 6, terrorists attacked the united states of america. it was an attempted coup and insurrection. but what i hope americans understand that it was a terrorist attack against our country. those who participated must be found and prosecuted. those who aided and abetted must be found and prosecuted and the man who incited it, president trump must be impeached, held accountable and never be allowed to hold office again. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from ohio. mr. jordan: we reserve. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from new york is recognized. mr. nadler: i yield 30 seconds to the distinguished gentlelady from california, ms. eshoo.
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ms. eshoo: future generations are not going to the names of each member in the chamber today in voting, but they will know what we did and why. we must impeach the president because he incited a mob to attack the capitol of the united states, the tabernacle of our democracy. he is incapable of honoring his oath and constitution and has proven to be unfit and dangerous. i will vote to impeach this traitor to our country. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman yields back. the gentleman from new york reserves. the gentleman from ohio. mr. jordan: reserve. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from new york is recognized. mr. nadler: i yield 30 seconds to the gentleman from new york,
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mr. espaillat. mr. espaillat: i cast my vote to impeach donald j. trump. he summoned to kidnap and hurt many of us. he is unfit to hold office. he dispatched his mob to assassinate vice president vice president pence and speaker pelosi. he dispatched a mob that waved the confederate flag and assaulted and killed five americans. he is not safe to hold office. we must impeach now. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. the gentleman from ohio. mr. jordan: reserve. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from ohio continues to reserve. the gentleman from new york. mr. nadler: i now yield 30 seconds to the distinguished the gentleman from illinois, mr.
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garcia. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized for 30 seconds. mr. garcia: i rise in support for the impeachment of donald j. trump. when he made last ditch attempt to encourage insurrection, he became the first president to incite an attempted overthrow of the institutions he is sworn to protect. that is a horrifying and his actions necessitate and should be the first president removed from office. i voted to impeach him once and willing to do it again. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. the gentleman from new york reserves. the gentleman from ohio. mr. jordan: reserves. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from new york is recognized. mr. nadler: i now yield 30 seconds to the distinguished gentlelady from texas, ms.
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garcia. ms. garcia: madam speaker, this president took an oath to protect and defend the constitution. instead, he has chosen to betray and attack our sacred democracy. this president violated his oath. he abused the power of his office, attempted to betray the will of the american people and incited insurrection against this very house. during the last impeachment trial, i reminded all americans that democracy is a gift that each generation gives to the next. we must do all to protect it for our children and our future. we must impeach this president. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from new york reserves. the gentleman from ohio is recognized. mr. jordan: i yield two minutes to the the gentleman from florida. >> for three years democratic members of this body lied to the
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american people that the trump campaign concluded and conspired with russia. for years after an exhaustive investigation there was no evidence. should democratic members of this body resign for lying to the american people repeatedly and sowing division and it was all a lie. you have brought one article of impeachment to the floor and you say donald john trump incited violence against the united states. in d.c. is a crime to act in a manner to cause another person to be in reasonable fear and to incite or provoke violence when there is a likelihood that violence will ensue. there was no language in the president's speech. 18-minute mark he said peacefully and patriotically make your voices heard. you may think he is inciting violence because there is
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election fraud. that is his opinion. like you were entitled to your opinion that trump campaign. brandon berg v. ohio and it could be prosecuted without violating the first amendment. the speech called for violence against groups of americans and found that the comments were not directed to inciting producing lawless action. it was protected speech and he was calling for violence. that is the current law of the land. the president didn't provoke or incite violence. there was no crile and no basis. you have created a mockery out of the impeachment process and i urge my colleagues to fight the latest fraud being perpetrated against the american people.
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the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from new york is recognized. mr. nadler: i now yield 30 seconds to the distinguished the gentleman from nevada, mr. horse fd. mr. horsford: i rise in support of the article of impeachment. last wednesday's events were not just the breach of a building but a breach of our democracy, our threat to our republic and who we are as americans. donald trump incited threat against america and overturn the will of the american people. we must send a clear message that committing sedition disqualifies him from serving another day in office. i vote for impeachment. i yield back. . . mr. nadler: i now yield 30
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seconds to the gentlelady from pennsylvania, ms. houlahan. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady is recognized for 30 seconds. ms. houlahan: an 11-year-old girl joined our telephone town hall. she is worried about this great nation and i am too. this president has endangered this nation. he's betrayed his oath. i do this for all of us, for this constitution and for this republic. i do this to say this great democracy will stand and no one is above the law. i do this for our future generations. i urge us all to unite and vote yes on impeachment. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman yields back. the gentleman from new york reserves. the gentleman from ohio is recognized. mr. jordan: madam speaker, we reserve. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from ohio reserves. the gentleman from new york is recognized. mr. nadler: i yield 30 seconds to the gentleman from california, mr. huffman. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from california is recognized for 30 seconds. mr. huffman: madam speaker, history is watching and saving the receipts. today, my colleagues across the
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aisle must choose which side of a very bright line they want to be recorded on for all time. on one side, lies, sedition, supporting insurrection and domestic terrorism. the other side, your oath of office, the constitution, democracy, decency. there is no middle ground. today, we make history forever, so choose well. a vote to impeach donald trump means years from now you can look your grandchildren in the eye and say i did the right thing. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. the gentleman from new york continues to reserve. the gentleman from ohio is recognized. mr. jordan: we reserve, madam speaker. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman continues to reserve. the gentleman from new york is recognized. mr. nadler: madam speaker, i now yield 30 seconds to the distinguished gentlelady from california, ms. jacobs. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman is recognized for 30 seconds. ms. jacobs: we must have accountability. without accountability, more violence will follow. i learned that working at the
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united nation and the state department in conflict settings around the world, and the united states congress is now a conflict setting. a violent mob threatened our lives in this chamber and almost succeeded. incited by the president who broadcasted live about the outcome of our election. we must hold this president accountable. it's the only way to protect our democracy. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman yields back. the gentleman from new york continues to reserve. the gentleman from ohio is recognized. mr. jordan: madam speaker, we reserve. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from ohio reserves. the gentleman from new york is recognized. mr. nadler: madam speaker, i now yield 30 seconds to the distinguished gentleman from georgia, mr. johnson. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from georgia is recognized for 30 seconds. mr. johnson: thank you, madam speaker. i'm certain that every member of congress would say if they had been in congress when john lewis walked across that edmund pet us bridge and the -- edmund pettus bridge that they stood on the
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right side of history. well, madam speaker, today, we're going to see exactly what side of history you all are going to be on. and with that i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. the gentleman from new york continues to reserve. the gentleman from ohio is recognized. mr. jordan: thank you, madam speaker, i would yield one minute to the gentleman from north carolina, mr. cawthorn. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from north carolina is recognized for one minute. mr. cawthorn: today represents a unique opportunity in history. an opportunity to put america first, put her people first. today is a moment to put aside politicking and to place people overpower. i urge my colleagues to vote against this divisive impeachment and realize that dividing america will not save this republic. i urge my colleagues to not simply vote for what feelz good. of course, it feels good for the democrats to have a united constituency for a few more days. but i was elected to come here and vote for things that actually do good. to bring much-needed help to the
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american people. i am willing to take the first step and extend my hand across the aisle to say, vote against impeachment. vote in favor of a unified nation. and i will forsake partisanship and work with you. no matter who you are or what party you come from. madam speaker, i urge that we all vote to finally put america first. with that i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. the gentleman from ohio wishes to reserve. the gentleman from new york is recognized. mr. nadler: madam speaker, i now yield 30 seconds to a new member of the house, new member of the judiciary committee, the gentleman from new york, mr. jones. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from new york is recognized for 30 seconds. mr. jones: madam speaker, i rise in support of the impeachment of donald j. trump, the disgraced, defeated president of the united states. there must be consequences for last week's treason and sedition. hundreds, if not thousands of
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donald trumps in today's republican party aim to run for higher office, and we must send a message that no one in the united states of america is above the law. the world is watching, madam speaker. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. the gentleman from new york continues to -- wishes to reserve. the gentleman from ohio is recognized. mr. jordan: reserve. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from ohio reserves. the gentleman from new york. mr. nadler: madam speaker, i now yield 30 seconds to the distinguished gentleman from michigan, mr. kildee. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from michigan is recognized for 30 seconds. mr. kildee: madam speaker, one week ago, the president of the united states incited a deadly attack on the united states capitol while a couple dozens of this house and i covered ourselves in that gallery away from the trump mob. five dead, including capitol police. if inciting an insurrection does not warrant impeachment, nothing does. i took an oath to uphold the
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constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic. today i vote to uphold my oath. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from new york wishes to reserve his time. the gentleman from ohio is recognized. mr. jordan: i yield -- excuse me, madam speaker. i yield one minute to the gentleman from wisconsin. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from wisconsin is recognized for one minute. >> i rise today to strongly object to the articles of impeachment proposed against president trump. mr. grothman: it makes the preposterous claim that president trump wanted or expected the riots that took place last week. he clearly said he wanted peaceful and patriotic demonstrations. he did say he wanted people to fight like hell or we are not going to have a country anymore, but that's obviously standard hyperbole and was not aimed at physical fights. what is offensive is what you are seeing, an inflammatory, about the tens of thousands of peaceful protesters who were there last week as well as the
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tens of millions of people they represent. you don't understand why they were here. they're scared to death we're going to go back to the days without donald trump, of hundreds of thousands of people crossing this border every month. they're scared to death our -- nobody's going to keep our manufacturing here. they're scared to death that nobody else will fight the cancel culture as we head to an era where some things can't be said. they're scared to death that a majority party teamed up with black lives matter, announcer: coming refinance, at noon on eastern. james comey joins washington post life to talk about his book saving justice. c-span 2 has georgia governor brian kemp at 11:00 a.m. delivering his state of the state address, and at 2:00 p.m., a discussion on domestic extremism and terrorism, hosted
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by new america. coming up, your reaction to the house vote to impeach president trump a second time, after the january 6 attack on the u.s. capitol. >> on this vote, the ayes are 232, the nays are 190 seven. without objection, the measured -- motion to reconsider is laid up the table. ♪ host: with that, president donald trump became the first president to be impeached twice. this time all house democrats in 10 republicans came together to accuse the president of inciting insurrection leading to death and destruction of the u.s. capitol last week. we are getting your reaction to all of it this morning on "the washington journal," asking you to call in on phone lines.

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