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Stauber, Tiffany vote against Trump’s impeachment

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DULUTH, MN -- The Northland's two republican members of the U.S. House of Representatives voted against President Donald Trump's impeachment Wednesday.

Rep. Tom Tiffany (WI-07) and Rep. Pete Stauber (MN-08) were in the minority when President Donald Trump became the nation's first president to be impeached twice.

The vote came after January 6's violent siege of the U.S. Capitol.

Stauber said in a statement Wednesday he comdemned the insurrection, adding that those who took part should be held accountable to the full extent of the law.

However, Stauber, who was first elected to serve the 8th Congressional District in 2018, added that "efforts to impeach the President contradict the idea of unity and will only further divide our already divided nation."

"President Trump has just days left in his Presidency and he has promised a peaceful transfer of power," Stauber wrote. "America needs to heal, so I do not support these rushed efforts to impeach the President."

Stauber said he will attend Biden's inauguration January 20.

Meanwhile, Tiffany, who is serving his first full term in the U.S. House, spoke on the House floor during the impeachment hearing.

He said the U.S. Capitol is not a place people can take seriously anymore, and accused Democrats of not following through on their calls for unity and peace.

"I was among the first to condemn the riots in madison months ago, and i condemn what happened last week," Tiffany said. "But where were the swift accusations of incitement and insurrection from the other side last year? Where was condemning last year from democrats?"

Tiffany has not publically said whether he will attend Biden's inauguration.

Briggs LeSavage

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