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Michigan Representatives react to impeachment of President Donald Trump

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On Wednesday, three Democrat member of congress voted in favor of the impeachment of President Donald Trump after an attempted insurrection at the nation's capitol on January 6th.

U.S. Representative Brenda Lawrence (D-MI 14th District) said, “We and this country cannot begin healing and unity without accountability and justice. The president of the United States incited a violent insurrection against Congress, you, me and the Vice President of the United States. This cannot be ignored. Impeach now.”

Representative Andy Levin (D-MI 9th District) said “On January 6th, he summoned and incited a mob of domestic terrorists to fight like hell and sent them to ransack this Capitol in order to prevent us from formalizing his election loss. It was a grotesque orgy of deadly white supremacy, anti-Semitism and strongman rule. Today we will do our duty and vote to remove the author of this horrifying chapter and banish him from public service.

Representative Haley Stevens (D-MI 11th District) said, "The president was called for help but he did not answer our call while our government was being taken over. He failed to lead and therefore proved himself incapable of doing so.