Dan Newhouse, a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from the Republican Party, announced his intention to vote for the impeachment of incumbent President Donald Trump, his words caused a storm of applause in the session hall.
A snippet of Newhouse’s speech at the House of Representatives meeting on Trump’s impeachment case was published by ABC News on his Twitter page.
The congressman noted that the articles of impeachment prepared were not blameless, but refused to use that as an “excuse.”
“There is no excuse for President Trump’s actions. He took an oath to defend the Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic. Last week a domestic threat came at the Capitol door and he did nothing to stop it <...> I will vote for these articles,” the congressman said.
After his remarks, there was a burst of applause in the congressional hall.
Newhouse became the sixth Republican member of the House of Representatives to declare his support for impeaching the head of state.
On January 6, supporters of incumbent U.S. President Donald Trump stormed the building of the U.S. Congress, interrupting the session at which the parliament was to approve the results of the past election.
Five people were killed as a result of the incident. After the riots in Washington, Jerry Nadler, head of the House Judiciary Committee, proposed to impeach Trump in a simplified procedure.