Hartzler Statement on House Impeachment Vote
January 13, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler (MO-04) issued the following statement this afternoon rejecting the House’s vote on an article of impeachment against President Trump:
“America is hurting. After a year of riots in our streets, COVID restrictions and health challenges, and a contentious election, our citizens need healing — not further actions which tear us apart. This latest push by Speaker Pelosi and Democrats to impeach a duly-elected president seven days shy of leaving office does nothing to bridge this gap or work towards President-elect Biden’s declared ‘Unity’ message, instead further dividing our nation.
It’s already been made clear: Congress certified the 2020 presidential results and this election is over. We owe it to our nation to move past these divisive tactics and work towards bringing America — and our communities — together.”
Some of the responses on Twitter:
Yes, America is hurting.
America will heal.
But America will only heal when those that seek to tear it apart have been punished appropriately.
That’s called Law and Order.
You should make yourself aware of the concept.
And it should apply to everyone equally.
Investigate, charge, and sentence every traitor to the maximum penalty under the law.
Be they Congress members, members of the executive or judicial branches or average Americans.
No one is above the law, especially traitors.
You helped tear us apart by spreading the misinformation about election fraud. SHAME ON YOU!
I’ll explain this to you in terms from personal knowledge, @RepHartzler: Healing comes after the cancer is removed, not when the tumor is still inside the body.
Nonsense. America needs strength, not capitulation.
And true strength would be recognizing that #WhiteSupremacyIsTerorrism.
I needed you to vote for impeachment.
You tried to help overthrow the government, Vicky
Healing begins by removing Trump from power. We can unify behind agreeing that his words and their actions were not acceptable.
Actions need to have consequences, Vicky.
We owe it to our nation to drive those who would seek to violently overthrow our “nation of laws” into the light where they can be held accountable, or they will continue to fester until they do it again.
We don’t negotiate with terrorists. Even if they’re our white neighbors.
America is hurting because—after the sacking of the Capitol—the likes of @RepHartzler voted to deny Arizona and Pennsylvania citizens the right to choose their own electors…on the basis, shamefully, of Trump’s big lie of election “theft”.
This is just driving me mad. You pushed and pushed and pushed when it was unprovable and non-existent fraud, but now as soon as the tables are turned we hear…
“Bullshit” is what it is.
Before wounds can be healed they must be cleaned. Before this nation can heal there must be accountability. I’m sorry – and I mean that – that this seems to escape you.
You encouraged a mob to try to over turn an election.
No healing without contrition.
If you can not see that you are supporting a criminal then you should not be in the position you are in. I’m all for unity, but, im also in support of seeing criminals punished.
So we “needed” false election misinformation pretending Trump won inciting division and mistrust but now we don’t need to hold criminals accountable
Kumbaya is a few weeks & a call to decertify too late. You can’t back pedal calls to fight and combat. Consequating insurrection isn’t the divisive act or theater here, it’s justice. The divisiveness was feeding a narrative that the election wasn’t legit. You are complicit.
We need justice. Republicans lied about outcome of a free and fair election for months. Then called a mob to DC, told mob to go into combat, and tweeted location of Speaker as mob was yelling threats to harm her. Only way we move forward is to prosecute every criminal in GOP
After everything you’ve said? Really?! Yeah…no. Impeach.
Local woman more afraid of being primaried than of the potential long term consequences of breaking her oath to defend the US Constitution.
No moving past the insurrection until all parties involved are punished.
How dare you call impeachment “divisive?” You know what’s divisive? An attack on the capitol – which you enabled with your lies, Vicky.
This is called accountability. Your words are hollow. As a Missourian, I am ashamed of you. History will despise you, and you deserve it.
There can be no unity without accountability.
You disgust me. You always have.
A few of the Facebook comments on the same press release:
I am heartbroken to see our nation as it is today. I wish people could realize we are all Americans wanting to live each day as peacefully as possible. This impeachment is just driving our nation further apart. We have witnessed for 4 years the hate Pelosi & the Democratic’s have had for President Trump. They wouldn’t even let him actually be the president he could have been , from the first day he took office.in all my years I have never seen such treatment of a president. I pray for calm , and a dignified transfer of power. May God Bless America!
What color is the sky in their world?
I thank you so much Congresswoman Hartzler, for your comments. Yes, AMERICA HAS BEEN THROUGH AN AWFUL TIME! I wish we could heal, but the truth is, that isn’t what certain Democrats want to happen. I dread what lies ahead under their leadership….
A taco truck on every corner.
Agree and further more this is doing the same thing that the Democrats are accusing President Trump of doing. Such hypocrisy and it needs to end. What good is coming from this? None except for driving the wedge further and invoking more of what has been happening for the last 4 years. Unity does NOT equal conforming everyone to one view.
Not to mention how blatantly Socialistic/Communistic those on the Democratic side have said time after time that they are GOING to make our Country into . I didn’t serve in the United States Marine Corps to simply walk away from this kind of Tyranny . Our Freedom and our Rights are being Choked to Death !! Mrs Hartzler I respect what your saying but the Truth is the new administration is not and will not be thinking of the people of this Country they will only think of pandering to other countries to pad their bank accounts
Vicki I honestly dont know how its possible to unify the country with Pelosi, Schumer and Harris at the controls of Congress. Good luck and God bless
Wait, isn’t it supposed to be Vicky?
it is clear that there is an attempt by the Democrats to have one party only. From boycotting firms that provided support to the President or Republicans to BLM/Antifa riots in multiple cities simultaneously with bussed-in agitators, to main stream media collusion instead of reporting.
You’re right,they incited riots by telling Dems to push back at us and run us out of restaurants, etc. then violence kept going by them.
Have you tried curbside pickup?
And we haven’t spent the last 4 years cleaning up the mess from obuma, and his senile partner?
Now we’re going to see how bad that senile old buffoon can really screw things up!
God help us!
A hug won’t work on this one.
I don’t think we should ever embrace evil and call it unity! What has happened to common sense, I know it has turned to radical socialism! Many people know it was Antifa acting like Trump supporters and NOT Trump supporters . The corruption is so deep we have brain washed millions of people! May God have mercy on America.
How can we possibly unite and possibly heal after the way they have treated President Trump the last four years, how?
YOU DEMOS ARE THE ONES THAT NEED TO LEAVE AMERICA AND GO TO A COMMUNIST COUNTRY AND LEAVE AMERICA ALONE YOU ALL ARE EVIL AND GODS GOT YOUR #!!!
It’s a special device, the knobs go to 11.
I completely agree. Democrats (including Biden) are speaking out of both sides of their mouths. On one hand they say “it is time to move forward and heal the nation” and on the other side they say inflammatory remarks such as Pelosi saying that those who are Trump supporters are racists. Biden went so far as to compare one politician (I think it was Josh Hawley?) to the infamous Nazi butcher, Dr.Joseph Goebbels. What the heck?!! Under any circumstances is that comparison right, fair or just! Dr. Goebbels committed vile, heinous acts on human beings. Such comments are made to shut down dissent. When I hear prominent politicians making those kinds of remarks, it does nothing towards healing our nation! In fact, it shows the opposite, that they really have no intention of trying to heal our nation. They would rather continue to feed the very tension they say the Republicans are guilty of. As far as I’m concerned, the Democrats are equally to blame for the tempers and tensions that have been flaring up since the election. Actions speak louder than words. In other words, I’ll believe it when I see it!
“…We can’t bust heads like we used to, but we have our ways. One trick is to tell ’em stories that don’t go anywhere – like the time I caught the ferry over to Shelbyville. I needed a new heel for my shoe, so, I decided to go to Morganville, which is what they called Shelbyville in those days. So I tied an onion to my belt, which was the style at the time. Now, to take the ferry cost a nickel, and in those days, nickels had pictures of bumblebees on ’em. Give me five bees for a quarter, you’d say. Now where were we? Oh yeah: the important thing was I had an onion on my belt, which was the style at the time. They didn’t have white onions because of the war. The only thing you could get was those big yellow ones…”
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