Murphy Opposes Impeachment
Washington, D.C. – On January 13, 2021, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to impeach President Donald Trump. Congressman Greg Murphy, M.D. (NC-03) released the following statement:
“Since the tragic events at the Capitol last week, there is consensus on both sides of the aisle that we need to heal the painful divide in our country,” said Murphy. “Now, with barely a week left in his term, President Trump faces impeachment proceedings for the second time. Understandably emotions are running extremely high right now due to the current political climate as well as the devastating effects from the COVID pandemic. That said we still cannot let emotions take over such an important process.
“Regardless of how people feel about the President, the American justice system demands due process afforded by the Constitution. Impeaching President Trump a week before his term ends unnecessarily pours salt in our nation’s deep wounds. The President has committed to a smooth transfer of power. We should let that happen and work on uniting the country rather than dividing it further. I strongly oppose this action taken by the House today.”
Murphy was unable to vote on H. Res. 24, as he is in North Carolina caring for his wife who recently underwent extensive back surgery.