SAN ANTONIO (KTSA News) – Speaking on the House floor before the Representatives votes to impeach President Trump Wednesday, Joaquin Castro of San Antonio called him the “most dangerous man to ever occupy the Oval Office.”
Castro reminded his colleagues that a week ago, armed protesters were breaking windows as they stormed the Capitol and tried to force their way into the House.
“What do you think they would have done if they had gotten in? What do you think they would have done to you and who do you think sent them here? The most dangerous man to ever occupy the Oval Office,” said Castro, answering his own question.
The article of impeachment accuses President Trump of “high crimes and misdemeanors” for “incitement of insurrection.” Five people died as a result of the riots at the U.S. Capitol Jan. 6.
“If inciting a deadly insurrection is not enough to get a President impeached, then what is?” asked Castro. “The Constitution requires us to impeach and remove Donald John Trump.”
While denouncing the violence at the Capitol last week, Republican U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert from Colorado voted against impeachment.
She talked about the riots and the looting that took place during the summer and said,”Make no mistake here, the hypocrisy of the left is on full display. Where’s the accountability for the left after encouraging and normalizing violence?”
She said impeaching President Trump will further divide the country.
“I call bullcrap when I hear the Democrats demanding unity,” Boebert said. “Sadly, they’re only unified in hate.”
Members of the House voted 232-197 to impeach Trump. Ten House Republicans voted to impeach. Now the Senate will conduct a trial before voting on whether to convict him. Trump is the first President to be impeached twice.