McCarthy says impeachment would divide: 'Censure resolution would be prudent'

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As the House debated impeachment proceedings against President Trump, the GOP leader weighed in: impeachment would further divide, censure is more appropriate.
As the House debated impeachment proceedings against President Trump, the GOP leader weighed in: Impeachment would further divide, censure is more appropriate.

"I believe impeaching the president in such a short timeframe would be a mistake," House Minority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., said on the House floor.

"No investigations have been completed. No hearings have been held. What's more, the Senate has confirmed that no trial will begin until after President-elect Biden is sworn in," he explained.

The House is debating an impeachment resolution that charges Trump with inciting an insurrection during last Wednesday's Capitol riots.

He said that impeachment would further divide the nation and "fan the flames of partisan division."

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"That doesn't mean the president is free from fault," McCarthy continued. "The president bears responsibility for Wednesday's attack on Congress by mob rioters. He should have immediately denounced the mob when he saw what was unfolding.

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