Republicans are arguing against holding Donald Trump to account for the fatal insurrection he incited at the U.S. Capitol.
The request came in a letter signed by Representatives Ken Buck (R-CO), Thomas Massie (R-KY), Tom McClintock (R-CA), Nancy Mace (R-SC), Chip Roy (R-TX), Kelly Armstrong (R-ND), and Mike Gallagher (R-W).
The letter was addressed to President-elect Joe Biden.
"In the spirit of healing and fidelity to our Constitution, we ask that you formally request that Speaker Nancy Pelosi discontinue her efforts to impeach President Donald J. Trump a second time. A second impeachment, only days before President Trump will leave office, is as unnecessary as it is inflammatory," the Republicans argued.
Despite arguing against accountability for Trump's failed coup, the group went on to say they "celebrate the peaceful transfer of power, a bedrock of our system of self-government."
In the spirit of healing and fidelity to our Constitution, I am asking that @JoeBiden formally request that Speaker… https://t.co/3miJkW0IqY— Congressman Ken Buck (@Congressman Ken Buck)1610230060.0