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Iowa delegation breaks along party lines on Trump impeachment vote

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January 13th, 2021 by Ric Hanson

(Radio Iowa) – The Democrat representing Iowa’s third congressional district voted “yes” while the three Republicans from Iowa serving in the U.S. House voted “no,” Wednesday, on the articles of impeachment that passed the House Wednesday afternoon. Democrat Cindy Axne of West Des Moines says President Trump incited last week’s Capitol mob with “dangerous” rhetoric and she voted for impeachment.

Republican Ashley Hinson of Marion says Trump bears responsibility for one of the darkest days in our country’s history, but she says impeachment is the wrong path forward. Republican Mariannette Miller-Meeks of Ottumwa says last week’s attack was horrific, but she said impeaching Trump would make it more difficult for President-elect Biden unify the nation.

Republican Randy Feenstra of Hull says impeachment is divisive, Trump only has a few days left in office and it’s time for the country to come together.