Hudson releases statement on impeachment

Published 4:03 pm Tuesday, January 12, 2021

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U.S. Rep. Richard Hudson (NC-08) released the following statement on an impeachment vote of President Donald Trump likely to occur in the U.S. House of Representatives Wednesday:

“This rushed impeachment is not serious. Speaker Pelosi says it’s urgent because President Trump is so dangerous he has to be removed from office. Yet, she knows full well the vote to remove him cannot and will not happen before the President leaves office in what he has said will be a peaceful transfer of power in a matter of days.

“Every American was outraged and sickened by what happened at the Capitol last week.

“Rather than lashing out at our political opponents, every one of us needs to ask ourselves what we can do to tone down the temperature of the rhetoric, the rancor, and the violence. Whether it is groups on the left that rampaged in cities across the country for seven months, or thugs who stormed the Capitol building on Wednesday — we must unite and condemn political violence.

“For the sake of our country, Republicans and Democrats must come together to reaffirm our commitment to the Constitution, seek understanding, and start the process of restoring the faith of the American people in our institutions of government.”