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Las Vegas Dems and GOP speak on potential Trump impeachment

Posted at 6:55 PM, Jan 11, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-12 10:55:22-05

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Southern Nevada's congressional delegation, all Democrats, are supporting impeachment after last week’s violence at the Capitol. But the local GOP chairman is slamming the effort calling it “divisive.”

With nine days left in office, President Donald Trump is facing impeachment once again.

Rep. Steven Horsford is holding the president responsible for the violence at the Capitol last week.

“There must be accountability. He cannot just get away with leading or causing sedition against our federal government,” he said.

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Rep. Susie Lee is calling it a constitutional duty to support the president’s impeachment.

“The articles of impeachment are about removing this president from office, about restoring our values as a country,” she said.

Rep. Dina Titus says the short timeline for impeachment before President-elect Joe Biden takes office, doesn’t raise concerns for her.

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“It doesn’t mean we shouldn’t do our duty. I swore when I was elected to uphold the constitution and that’s what we’re trying to do,” she said.

“It does nothing to bring us together or as two divided parties. You have 70 plus million people that voted for President Trump,” David Sajdak, the Clark County GOP chairman, said.

He calls the impeachment efforts divisive and questioned the local representatives’ support.

“There’s an unbelievably quick rush to judgment. They’re trying to make accusations that somehow President Trump incited this riot,” he said.

Sajdak says the focus right now should be on the transition of power, saying Biden will become president once Trump leaves office.

“He’s going to be installed and we need to move on as a party and rebuild and show us their solutions on how they’re going to get us out of this pandemic,” he said.

We did reach out to Rep. Mark Amodei, the state’s only GOP representative. His office says he will be reviewing the article of impeachment when it comes.