Minnesota Republicans in Congress dismiss impeachment even as support grows
January 13, 2021
Republicans in Minnesota's congressional delegation all said Tuesday that they are opposed to the impeachment of President Donald Trump in his final days in office, arguing it would be divisive after previously expressing doubts about the legitimacy of President-elect Joe Biden's win.
"I think impeachment is going to only further divide an already divided country," Republican U.S. Rep. Pete Stauber said in an interview Tuesday. "I think it is time we all tone down our rhetoric and understand that first and foremost, we're Americans."
The House is expected to take up articles of impeachment against Trump on Wednesday, in response to his role in inciting last Wednesday's violent attack on the House and Senate last week. While decrying the violence and calling now for unity, all four Minnesota Republicans previously made public expressions of support for Trump's unfounded claims of voter fraud, and three of them signed on to an unsuccessful legal effort to overturn Biden's win.