Former representative Barbara ComstockBarbara Jean Comstock22 retired Republican congressional members call for Trump’s impeachment Former Republican congressman urges Biden to receive presidential briefings Former Republican lawmakers call on Trump to accept election results MORE (R-Va.) Said Tuesday that Republicans should vote for impeachment President Trump in connection with last week’s deadly riots in the US Capitol.
Comstock told MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell that he “dares[s] “every Republican,” to call President Trump’s comments before the riots “perfectly appropriate,” citing his defense of remarks earlier Tuesday, his first public comments since he was banned by Twitter last week.
“I think the president should resign, but unlike Nixon, he can’t even rise to that level,” she added. “I would certainly like to see the 25th Amendment, if it can be, but impeachment seems to be what it will have to be.”
“I still don’t think the president is grateful for that [the fact that] every minute he’s there, we’re in danger, “she said, arguing that Trump was still a threat to how he talked to his supporters, the people who came, rioted and robbed the Capitol, and he told them,” you you are special people, “he has not yet stigmatized them.”
Mitchell went on to ask why current and former Republicans are not putting more pressure on Vice President Pence to invoke the 25th Amendment.
Comstock said she had discussed the issue with people in contact with Pence and his staff, saying “they think it will take too long, even though they keep him there because of their own worries.”
Comstock’s comments came the day three Republicans in parliament announced they would vote to impeach Trump on Wednesday, including a representative Liz CheneyElizabeth Liz Lynn Cheney (Wyo.), Republican No. 3 in the House. Comstock tweeted that she was “so proud” of her former colleague.
So proud of @RepLizCheney and her support for impeachment: “There has never been a greater betrayal by the President of the United States of his office and his oath to the Constitution.” #ImpeachmentNow https://t.co/8TcWfi8NTj
– Barbara Comstock (@BarbaraComstock) January 12, 2021