According to Syracuse.com, U.S. Rep. John Katko says he will vote to impeach President Trump when the time comes.
Katko is the first House Republican to betray President Trump in this manner. He joins over 218 House Democrats who signed an impeachment resolution this week. According to reports, the House impeachment vote is expected to take place on Wednesday.
Here’s more from Syracuse.com:
“To allow the president of the United States to incite this attack without consequence is a direct threat to the future of our democracy,” Katko said in a statement. “For that reason, I cannot sit by without taking action. I will vote to impeach this president.
Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Illinois, is the only other GOP House member who has signaled he would consider an effort to remove Trump from office. But he has not specifically said he would vote for impeachment.
Katko said that as a former federal prosecutor, he approached the question of impeachment by reviewing the facts of what happened last week.
🚨 FIRST House Republican is a Yes on Impeachment: John Rep. Katko (R-N.Y.)https://t.co/XiXYu2h928— Olivia Beavers (@Olivia_Beavers) January 12, 2021
Sadly, what Katko is failing to take into consideration is that President Trump told his supporters to “peacefully and patriotically” protest.
“We’re going to walk down to the Capitol and we’re going to cheer on our brave Senators and Congressmen and women,” Trump said – never calling for protestors to breach the building or use physical force.
“I know that everyone here will soon be marching over to the Capitol building to peacefully and patriotically make your voices heard,” Trump added.
FACT CHECK: Trump Said ‘Cheer On Congress… Peacefully’ At Morning White House Rally (WATCH) https://t.co/Izn9MguObI— Raheem Kassam (@RaheemKassam) January 11, 2021
“If Trump had said something that ‘incited violence’ CNN would be playing it over and over, OAN anchor Jack Posobiec said on Twitter this week.
He followed up with a tweet proving that tens of thousands of other protesters were peaceful:
Stop the gaslighting.— Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) January 11, 2021
Tens of thousands of people marched peacefully on Jan 6. This is my footage from the roof of Constitution Ave pic.twitter.com/0iOU83s1iG
Sadly, the left and the mainstream media don’t care about facts whatsoever.
Stay tuned for more impeachment news…