Supporting the impeachment of President Trump under these circumstances will do great damage to the institutions of government and could invite further violence at a time the President is calling for calm.
If there was a time for America’s political leaders to bend a knee and ask for God’s counsel and guidance, it is now. The most important thing for leaders to do in times of crisis is to make things better, not worse.
The process being used in the House to impeach President Trump is an affront to any concept of due process and will further divide the country.
The President, who will be leaving office in less than a week, has committed to an orderly transfer of power, encouraging calm and rejecting violence.
The House impeachment process seeks to legitimize a snap impeachment totally void of due process. No hearings. No witnesses. It is a rushed process that, over time, will become a threat to future presidents.
As to Senate leadership, I fear they are making the problem worse, not better. 
The last thing the country needs is an impeachment trial of a president who is leaving office in one week.
Democrats have already impeached the President once over a matter which was not worthy of that process.
Now they seek to do it again, believing that this effort will wash for history the fact that the first impeachment was based on the thinnest of pretenses: a phone call with the leader of Ukraine.
Impeachment should never be a ‘do-over,’ but that is what Democrats are seeking to do today.   
To my Republican colleagues who legitimize this process, you are doing great damage not only to the country, the future of the presidency, but also to the party.
The millions who have supported President Trump and his agenda should not be demonized because of the despicable actions of a seditious mob.
The individuals who participated in the storming of the Capitol should be met with the full force of the law. They should and will be held accountable.

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14 Jan
President Trump’s statement tonight hit the mark.

He rejected violence, unequivocally condemned those who defiled our Capitol, called for full accountability, and emphasized those who engage in violence tarnish the movement.

His speech helps move the country move forward.
It is now time for President-elect Biden to rise to the occasion and instruct his party to call off post-presidential impeachment proceedings.
The House impeached President Trump without a hearing or witness, and the Senate Democrats would be willing to continue this division and legitimize the House procedures.

Senator McConnell’s decision to withhold consent to start the trial before inauguration is the right call.
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9 Jan
Twitter may ban me for this but I willingly accept that fate: Your decision to permanently ban President Trump is a serious mistake.

The Ayatollah can tweet, but Trump can’t. Says a lot about the people who run Twitter.
I’m more determined than ever to strip Section 230 protections from Big Tech (Twitter) that let them be immune from lawsuits.
Big Tech are the only companies in America that virtually have absolute immunity from being sued for their actions, and it’s only because Congress gave them that protection.
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8 Jan
President @realDonaldTrump’s statement tonight urging the country to move forward and heal was much-needed and hit the mark. Well done, Mr. President.
President Trump’s acknowledgement that a peaceful transfer of power is fully underway as well as his call for calm and turning down the rhetoric will serve our nation well.
Tonight, President Trump took a major step toward healing our nation and moving forward into a new chapter of American history. The Trump administration, domestically and on the foreign policy front, has much to be proud of.
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5 Jan
Congratulations to President @realDonaldTrump and his team led by Jared Kushner and Avi Berkowitz in ending the dispute between Qatar, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and other Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) nations.
This is a major diplomatic achievement which will allow GCC nations to more efficiently operate their economies, share intelligence, and be better allies to the United States.
The biggest loser in this breakthrough is Iran, as they will no longer benefit from the internal dissension within the GCC.
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4 Jan
I am proud of the efforts #TeamGraham has made to help our friends in the #GAsen race.

Conservatives understand Georgia is the last line of defense in our fight against the radical socialist agenda. They know what is at stake, and they have responded like CHAMPIONS!
#TeamGraham’s unprecedented commitments to winning #GASEN include:

▶ $1,400,792 raised for @Perduesenate.

▶ $1,383,678 raised for @KLoeffler for Senate.

▶ $1 million transferred to the @NRSC for GA Senate.

▶ $ 471,500 raised for the GA Senate Battleground Fund.
@Perduesenate @KLoeffler @NRSC ▶ Volunteers traveling to Georgia to walk priority neighborhoods in the Get-Out-the-Vote (GOTV) efforts.

▶ Volunteers making phone calls realizing this is a tight election and EVERY vote counts.

▶ Visits to attend campaign events and rallies.
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3 Jan
Proposing a commission at this late date – which has zero chance of becoming reality – is not effectively fighting for President Trump.

It appears to be more of a political dodge than an effective remedy.…
I do look forward to hearing from and will listen closely to the objections of my colleagues in challenging the results of this election.

They will need to provide proof of the charges they are making.
They will also need to provide clear and convincing evidence that the failure to act – in both the state and federal courts and the states legislatures which investigated these claims – was made in error.
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