Congressman Ken Buck to Vote NO on Impeachment
January 13, 2021
WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ken Buck (R-Colo.) announced that he will vote “NO” on the second impeachment of President Trump.
Rep. Buck made the following statement:
“I will not be voting to again impeach President Trump. Speaker Pelosi gave members just two hours of debate to discuss these rushed articles of impeachment. There were no testimonies under oath, witnesses, sober deliberation, or regular processes of House Judiciary Committee hearings. Speaker Pelosi’s rushed impeachment process undermines the Constitutional process.
The riots that unfolded at the U.S. Capitol on January 6th were despicable and un-American. I disagree with President Trump’s rhetoric during his January 6th speech. Every single person who organized or participated in the riot must be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. If we are serious about acknowledging this violence, we must recognize the divisive political climate that leaders in this country have created. Republican and Democrat members of Congress alike must lead on this issue by toning down the divisive rhetoric and encouraging unity. This botched impeachment only fans the flames of an already out of control fire.
Furthermore, we must open an investigation and hold congressional hearings to determine culpability. I look forward to attending President-elect Biden’s inauguration on January 20th to witness and celebrate the peaceful transfer of power, a bedrock of our system of self-government.”