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Rep. Gohmert on Impeachment: About to Push This Country to a Civil War

Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) said House Democrats are leading this country to a “civil war” if they get their wishes.

Gohmert, speaking on the House floor amid Thursdays vote, said that the current efforts against President Donald Trump are unprecedented.

“Never in the history of this country have we had such gross unfairness that one party would put armed guards with guns to prevent the duly authorized people from being able to hear the witnesses and see them for themselves,” the congressman said.

He went on to warn about the potential of an armed conflict inside the United States.

“Its about to push this country to a civil war if they were to get their wishes,” Gohmert said of the effort. “And if theres one thing I dont want to see in my lifetime, I dont want to ever have participation in, its a civil war. Some historian, I dont remember who, said, guns are only involved in the last phase of a civil war.”

Gohmert made the remarks after the House voted largely along party lines on a resolution into the impeachment inquiry against Trump.

The congressman, like other Republicans, said the current inquiry is one-sided and unconstitutional.

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) gavels the close of a vote by the U.S. House of Representatives on a resolution formalizing the impeachment inquiry centered on President Donald Trump in Washington, on Oct. 31, 2019. (Win McNamee/Getty Images)

He said, “Whats gone on here is not protected the Constitution. Its not protected the institutions. Its not protected this little experiment in self-government. What it has done is put it all at risk.”

It was the formal test of support for the impeachment investigation, leading the Democratic-controlled House to vote almost entirely along party lines, 232 to 196, to move the probe forward in Congress.

The Democrats have accused Trump of abusing his office and jeopardizing national security for personal political gain. BuRead More – Source

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