DELEGATION REACTS TO IMPEACHMENT

January 14, 2021 4:20 a.m.

Members of Oregon’s congressional delegation reacted to Wednesday’s vote in the U.S. House of Representatives to impeach President Donald Trump.

Senator Jeff Merkley called Trump, “….completely unfit to be president”.  He called on Senate leaders to convene and hold an impeachment trial immediately.

Senator Ron Wyden said “Donald Trump is a clear danger to our country and democracy. Mitch McConnell must bring the articles of impeachment to the Senate floor as soon as possible for a final verdict”.

Congressman Peter DeFazio said “Impeaching a President is not something I take lightly, but Donald Trump’s seditious actions were a clear violation of his oath of office and led to nothing short of a direct assault on our democracy”.

President Trump was the first U.S. President to be impeached twice.

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