Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA) on Wednesday became the sixth House Republican member to express support for impeaching President Donald Trump over last week’s siege of the U.S. Capitol.
“A vote against this impeachment is a vote to validate the unacceptable violence we witnessed in our nation’s capital,” Newhouse said in a statement. “It is also a vote to condone President Trump’s inaction. He did not strongly condemn the attack nor did he call in reinforcements when our officers were overwhelmed. Our country needs a leader, and President Trump failed to fulfill his oath of office. I will vote yes on the articles of impeachment.”
My full statement on the House impeachment vote: pic.twitter.com/X74Sgq1Nqu
— Rep. Dan Newhouse (@RepNewhouse) January 13, 2021
In addition to Newhouse, the following House GOP members support impeachment: Liz Cheney (WY), Adam Kinzinger (IL), Fred Upton (MI), Jaime Herrera (WA), and John Katko (NY).
The House on Wednesday began debating a second impeachment for President Donald Trump, on a charge that says he incited an “insurrection” at the U.S. Capitol a week ago — violence that’s linked to five deaths.
Because it has Democratic and Republican support, the article is expected to pass.
The UPI contributed to this report.