TRI-STATE (WFIE) - The House voted yes on both articles of impeachment for President Donald Trump, but several Tri-State lawmakers voted against it.
A majority of the votes went along party lines.
Kentucky Representatives James Comer (R) and Brett Guthrie (R) are joined by Southern Indiana Representative Larry Bucshon (R) voting against impeachment. John Shimkus, who represents Southern Illinois, wasn’t in Washington for the vote due to prior commitments.
“At the end of the day the aid was released, and there was no investigations,” explains Rep. Bucshon. “So you really have an impeachment here that is unsound, in fact, it’ll be the first partisan impeachment in the country.”
“Impeachment is a very serious thing,” Rep. Comer says. “Founding Fathers were correct in putting it in the constitution. That’s what Nancy Pelosi and Adam Schiff have made this a partisan tool.”
The only other Presidents to be impeached: President Bill Clinton back in 1998 and President Andrew Johnson more than 100 years before that.