O’Halleran, Bipartisan Group Votes to Impeach Trump
WASHINGTON—Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) joined representatives from both sides of the aisle in voting to pass H.Res. 24, impeaching President Donald John Trump for high crimes and misdemeanors.
The resolution passed 232 - 197, with the support of Members from both parties. View the full text of the resolution, HERE.
After the vote, O’Halleran released the following statement:
“As a former law enforcement officer and criminal investigator, I spent my career gathering facts and evidence to pursue truth and justice. Today, I am using the facts at hand to inform my decision to vote to impeach: Donald Trump refused to concede in a free and fair election, making countless attempts to overturn the results that were all struck down in courts of law. He incited insurrection by domestic terrorists who attacked our Capitol, threatening the lives of law enforcement officers, staff, and Members, and desecrating the building that represents our very democracy.
“As a direct result of this violence, five Americans, including a Capitol Police officer, have died, and more than 50 police officers are seriously injured, including 15 officers who were hospitalized.
“Even today, as his own impeachment loomed close for the second time, the president made no effort to mitigate the damage he has inflicted to our Capitol and our Constitution. Today, I upheld my constitutional duty in voting to impeach him.
“Our nation is facing a crisis of discord and a deadly pandemic, and we’re all going to need to work together to address both. We must get to work to deliver the aid struggling families need, but we cannot in good conscience leave a direct threat to their safety in the highest seat of power in the free world if it is within our ability to remove him. The Senate should take up our resolution and act swiftly.”
After violence at the U.S. Capitol last week, O’Halleran called on Vice President Pence to mobilize the president’s Cabinet and invoke the 25th Amendment to remove him from office. Following inaction from Administration, O’Halleran announced his support of impeachment proceedings.