Speaking against impeaching President Trump, GOP Rep. Jason Smith called the impeachment proceedings “reckless” and urged lawmakers to put “people before politics.”
“President Trump will be leaving in seven days. Let's try to heal this nation. Let's listen to the American people. This is the people's House. Let's operate for the people. This country is hurting. The people are hurting. Our colleagues are hurting. This is a reckless impeachment. This will only bring up the hate and fire more than ever before. Have a conscience. Put the people before politics. Unify this country,” he said.
The Missouri representative called the week since the storming of the US Capitol “devastating” and stressed the importance of getting the facts on what went wrong
Responding to Smith’s speech, Democratic Rep. Jim McGovern said the riots at the US Capitol would not have happened “if it weren’t for the occupant in the White House.”
”If we want to put the people first, we all ought to vote to impeach [Trump] and remove him from office as soon as possible.”
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