10 Republicans Voted to Impeach President Donald Trump

by Andrew Trunsky


Unlike Trump’s first impeachment in early 2020, 10 House Republicans ultimately supported the Democrat-led effort the second time around and voted to impeach the president.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi introduced the sole article of impeachment on Tuesday accusing President Donald Trump of inciting insurrection. On Jan. 6, a pro-Trump mob clashed with Capitol Police and stormed the Capitol itself, forcing lawmakers into hiding and resulting in the deaths of five people.

Below are the House Republicans who voted to impeach the president.

John Katko

New York Rep. John Katko became the first House Republican to say publicly that he would vote to impeach the president, telling Syracuse.com that “to allow the president of the United States to incite this attack without consequence is a direct threat to the future of our democracy.”

“For that reason, I cannot sit by without taking action. I will vote to impeach the president,” he added.

Adam Kinzinger

Illinois Rep. Adam Kinzinger called for Trump to be removed from office and has long criticized the president and other members of his party who amplified baseless claims of voter fraud.

“There is no doubt in my mind that the President of the United States broke his oath of office and incited this insurrection,” Kinzinger said in a statement Tuesday.

“If these actions — the Article II branch inciting a deadly insurrection against the Article I branch — are not worthy of impeachment, then what is an impeachable offense?” Kinzinger said.

Liz Cheney

The highest-profile House Republican to vote for impeachment was House Conference Chair Liz Cheney, who has broken from the president in the past, particularly with regard to foreign policy.

“The President of the United States summoned this mob, assembled the mob, and lit the flame of this attack. Everything that followed was his doing,” Cheney said in a statement.

“None of this would have happened without the President. The President could have immediately and forcefully intervened to stop the violence. He did not. There has never been a greater betrayal by a President of the United States of his office and his oath to the Constitution.”

Fred Upton

Michigan Rep. Fred Upton and Washington Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, both of whom said that they would vote to impeach as well.

“I would have preferred a bipartisan, formal censure rather than a drawn-out impeachment process,” Upton said in a statement on Tuesday. “But it is time to say: enough is enough.”

Jaime Herrera Beutler

Washington Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler said that while she understood “the argument that the best course is not to further inflame the country or alienate Republican voters… I see that my own party will be best served when those among us choose truth.”

“I believe President Trump acted against his oath of office, so I will vote to impeach him,” Beutler said.

Peter Meijer

Michigan Rep. Peter Meijer also announced on Wednesday that he would vote to impeach the president, saying in a statement that Trump “betrayed and misled millions” after repeating his baseless claims of election fraud.

“With a heavy heart, I will vote to impeach President Donald J. Trump,” he said.

Anthony Gonzalez

Ohio Rep. Anthony Gonzalez said in a statement that the president “helped organize and incite a mob that attacked the United States Congress,” adding that “the President’s lack of response” led him to vote to impeach.

Dan Newhouse

Washington Rep. Dan Newhouse vote to impeach the president, saying that the mob that attacked the Capitol was “inflamed by the language and misinformation of the President of the United States.”

“Turning a blind eye to this brutal assault on our Republic is not an option,” he added.

Tom Rice

South Carolina Rep. Tom Rice voted to impeach the president as well but did not immediately provide a statement outline his vote.

David Valadao

California Rep. David Valadao voted to impeach Trump on Wednesday, just one day after he was sworn in, but did not immediately provide a statement explaining his decision.

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Andrew Trunsky is a reporter for the Daily Caller News Foundation.






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5 Thoughts to “10 Republicans Voted to Impeach President Donald Trump”

  1. Deplorable Bay Stater

    If all 10 of these RINO morons aren’t “primaried” in 2022, then the entire Republican Party should just be cancelled, since it serves no useful purpose.

    I recall someone (I think it was one of the leftist lame-stream media commentators) saying in 2017 that you are entitled to your own opinion, but not your own facts. That applies in spades to all the nitwits claiming that President Trump “incited” the riots, even though they were obviously planned weeks in advance, perpetrated, for the most part, by non-Trump supporters, and actually started 20 minutes BEFORE he finished his speech (according to the NY Times).

  2. William Delzell

    Too bad that none of these Republicans came from either Kentucky or Tennessee. Only one person came from the Deep Southeast, a South Carolinian Congressmember alone among them!

  3. Tim Price

    I called the RNC yesterday and told don’t ever expect me to join their little club of backstabbed. One thing I will give the insane Democrats. They can get all the little Jackasses to line up.

  4. Betty Lynn Duley

    Liz Cheney isn’t surprising. She seems to be pretty all over the the place and unpredictable most of the time. Plus Trump probably put some of the family fortune companies at risk.
    Adam Kinzinger “not a doubt in my mind” when the available videos should cause doubt; probably indicates a closed mind not one looking for truth.

    1. CMinTN

      No surprise on Cheney, she’s neocon trash like her criminal father. Kinzinger provided aid and comfort to ISIS with John Insane and. CIA trash Egghead Mcnuffin. Pictures of them in several get togethers with ISIS “white helmet” leadership. These people have all lost my consent to govern me. May their writ only extend as far as the D.C. beltway from now on!