Turner votes against Trump impeachment. Here’s why.

U.S. Rep. Mike Turner, R-Dayton, voted against the historic second impeachment of President Donald Trump. FILE
U.S. Rep. Mike Turner, R-Dayton, voted against the historic second impeachment of President Donald Trump. FILE

U.S. Rep. Mike Turner today voted against the impeachment of President Donald Trump, who nevertheless was impeached by the House of Representatives for the second time.

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The Dayton Republican said the Jan. 6 “assault on the Capitol, the Constitution and our democracy was reprehensible.”

“A violent mob rioted and stormed the Capitol in a futile attempt to overturn the results of a free and fair election. They failed,” he said in a press release.

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Turner continued:

“In less than a week, President Trump is leaving office disgraced and discredited for his efforts to overturn the 2020 election. However, Speaker (Nancy) Pelosi’s snap impeachment is absent due process, hearings, witnesses and violates our responsibilities under the Constitution. For these reasons, I could not support it.”

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