North Carolina is a Purple State with a reddish hue. Its congressional delegation, predictably, remains split on #Impeachment2. The 5 @NCDemParty members will vote YEA: @GKButterfield, @RepDavidEPrice, @RepAdams @DeborahRossNC, @KathyManningNC. @ABC11_WTVD #ncpol #CapitolRiots
The eight @NCGOP members - all of whom voted to challenge the #ElectoralCollege votes & @Transition46’s victory - appear likely to all vote NAY on #Impeachment2. They all condemn riot (& some blame Trump), none will defect. @ABC @ABCPolitics @ABC11_WTVD @rickklein @jonkarl #ncpol
.@RepDanBishop: “Last week’s violence was abhorrent & perpetrators must be prosecuted... Congress can condemn, revile or censure speech. But to PUNISH speech the #FirstAmendment clearly protects violates the Constitution & abandons rule of law.” @ABC11_WTVD #ncpol
.@RepTedBudd: “This was a president who desperately wanted to be remembered for his first 3.5 years...Now he won’t be remembered for that. He’ll be remembered for these last days & I think there’s a lot of punishment & consequences in that.” @ABC11_WTVD @ABC @rickklein #ncpol
.@RepCawthorn: “I think there needs to be a full investigation of what happened” but “Why beat the country up so heavily for something you won’t be able to debate on the Senate floor just because there’s not time to get it to the Senate floor?” @ABC11_WTVD…
.@RepRichHudson: “Every American was outraged & sickened by what happened at the Capitol last week. Rather than lashing out at our political opponents, every one of us needs to ask ourselves what we can do to tone down the temperature...” @ABC11_WTVD #ncpol #CapitolRiots
.@RepDavidRouzer: “The President has not been well served by his team, & his lawyers didn’t do the job they needed to do... I’ve never found it prudent to have a knee jerk reaction to anything when you’re mad & feelings are raw.” @ABCPolitics @ABC @rickklein @lrozen #ncpol
.@RepGregMurphy: “The lawlessness the world witnessed at the Capitol (on Jan 6) was an utter embarrassment to the United States of America” but “@SpeakerPelosi’s intention to prematurely remove him from office is an unnecessary & partisan act...” @ABCPolitics @ABC11_WTVD #ncpol
.@PatrickMcHenry: “While I wish President Trump would have forcefully condemned the violent actions of that mob, there are variety of reasons - both practical & otherwise - why impeachment is a bad idea... That won’t make things better.” @ABC11_WTVD @ABCPolitics #ncpol
And lastly, @virginiafoxx: “The nation & the world are reeling from the rioting & violence that occurred in January 6th at the Capitol” but “We cannot abridge the safeguards that are explicitly used to enshrine justice in the name of justice itself.” @ABC11_WTVD @ABC #ncpol

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