Ten House Republicans voted to impeach President Trump on Wednesday, a week after a violent mob of his supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol. It’s a decided contrast with the president’s impeachment in 2019, when no House Republicans voted to impeach him.
These are the House Republicans who voted to impeach the president.
Rep. John Katko (R-N.Y.)
Katko was the first House Republican to say he’d vote to impeach. It’s not the first time he has broken with Trump — during the summer, when the U.S. Postal Service was overwhelmed with issues including facing large cost-cutting measures, Katko said, “I disagree with the president. We must not allow the Postal Service to falter at our community’s time of greatest need.”
Regarding impeachment, Katko issued a statement that said, “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 this President.”
Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.)
Cheney, the No. 3 House GOP leader, said Tuesday she would vote to impeach the president. During the president’s speech on the morning of Jan. 6 outside the White House, Trump told his supporters “we got to get rid” of Cheney.
“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 statement. “There has never been a greater betrayal by a president of the United States of his office and his oath to the Constitution.”
Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.)
Kinzinger, who has frequently criticized the president on Twitter, stressed in the summer that he opposed Biden’s agenda, saying he “aligns more” with the president. “It doesn’t mean that I have to embrace everything he says,” he told MSNBC at the time. “It doesn’t mean I have to go along with everything he says.”
In a statement issued Tuesday, Kinzinger said, “There is no doubt in my mind that the President of the United States broke his oath of office and incited this insurrection.”
Rep. Fred Upton (R-Mich.)
Upton admitted that he feared the move to impeach would “interfere with important legislative business and a new Biden administration.”
“But it is time to say: Enough is enough,” he wrote. “The Congress must hold President Trump to account and send a clear message that our country cannot and will not tolerate any effort by any President to impede the peaceful transfer of power from one President to the next.”
Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-Wash.)
Herrera Beutler has bucked her party on occasion — she didn’t vote for Trump in 2016 because of his disparaging comments about women and immigrants from Mexico, and she refused to join the 2017 GOP push to repeal Obamacare. But she said in the summer that the president earned her vote for a second term.
But on Tuesday the Washington congresswoman announced that she would vote to impeach him. “The President’s offenses, in my reading of the Constitution, were impeachable based on the indisputable evidence we already have,” she said.
Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-Wash.)
“I am disappointed, disgusted, and horrified by yesterday’s attacks on our U.S. Capitol. This is not the United States of America,” Newhouse said after the Capitol riot last week. “Violence of any kind is absolutely unacceptable. I can’t say that strongly enough.”
“A vote against this impeachment is a vote to validate the unacceptable violence we witnessed in our nation’s capital,” the Washington congressman said in a statement on Wednesday.
Rep. Peter Meijer (R-Mich.)
“President Trump betrayed his oath of office by seeking to undermine our constitutional process, and he bears responsibility for inciting the insurrection we suffered last week,” Meijer said in a statement.
Rep. Anthony Gonzalez (R-Ohio)
“The President of the United States helped organize and incite a mob that attacked the United States Congress in an attempt to prevent us from completing our solemn duties as prescribed by the Constitution,” Gonzalez said in a statement.
Rep. Tom Rice (R-S.C.)
After the president’s supporters stormed the Capitol last week, Rice tweeted, “To all my friends back home, I am fine. Capitol Police evacuated us from the Capitol Building. DC is in chaos. This will accomplish nothing. Where is the President!? He must ask people to disperse and restore calm now.”
Rep. David Valadao (R-Calif.)
“Based on the facts before me, I have to go with my gut and vote my conscience. I voted to impeach President Trump. His inciting rhetoric was un-American, abhorrent, and absolutely an impeachable offense. It’s time to put country over politics,” Valadao wrote on Twitter after he voted.