Rep. Mace gives first speech on House Floor in Trump impeachment debate

Updated: Jan. 13, 2021 at 11:13 AM EST
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CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - Amid the U.S. House’s debate on President Donald Trump’s impeachment, South Carolina Representative Nancy Mace had a few choice words.

To open, Mace said that the context of the assault on the Capitol was not how she wanted to give her first remarks on the U.S. House Floor. However, she continued “the US House of Representatives has every right to impeach The President of the United States.”

Mace said “I believe we need to hold The President accountable -- I hold him accountable, for the events that transpired, for the attack on our Capitol last Wednesday.”

She countered these sentiments saying “But what we’re doing today, rushing this impeachment and an hour or two hour long debate on the floor of this chamber bypassing judiciary poses great questions about the constitutionality of this process.”

Mace referenced the violence and protest seen around the country this past year and grouped it with the recent attack on the Capitol.

“Republicans and Democrats need to acknowledge this is not the first day of violence we’ve seen, we’ve seen violence across our country for the last nine months,” Mace said. “And we need to recognize number one, that our words have consequences that there is violence on both sides of the aisle, we’ve contributed to it.”

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