Tenn. lawmakers react to the second impeachment of Pres. Trump

Posted at 4:56 PM, Jan 13, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-13 19:24:37-05

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — The U.S. House voted to impeach President Trump for a second time on Wednesday days after the deadly attack on the Capitol. It's a move that several Tennessee lawmakers have been pushing against since pro-Trump supporters stormed the building and stopped the certification of the Electoral College votes.

Democratic Representatives Steve Cohen and Jim Cooper took to social media shortly after the vote saying, the vote was made to fight against insurrection within the country.

“To persist with impeachment now, with just days to go in the current administration, will further divide Americans and exacerbate tensions,” said Senator Blackburn in a statement. “Moving forward, it is my sincere hope Congress will work on a bipartisan basis to restore the confidence of the American people in our elections, and affirm our shared commitment to the rule of law.”

“At a time when the United States needs national healing and a true commitment to the rule of law, the American people should look to their legislators not to deepen partisan division, but to bring us together. There are seven days to go in the President’s term, and he has fully committed to a peaceful transfer of power," said Senator Bill Hagerty in a statement.

However, Republican lawmakers say impeaching the president when he has a matter of days left in office serves only to further split the country.