Michigan GOP Rep. Meijer tries to defend anti-Trump impeachment vote, angers voters

Michigan GOP Rep. Meijer tries to defend anti-Trump impeachment vote, angers voters

Fox News Flash top headlines for February 6 00:00 00:0003:09GO LIVE Facebook Twitter Email Embed SpeedNormal Autoplay LANSING, Mich. — Michigan Rep. Peter Meijer, one of just 10 Republicans who voted to impeach then-President Donald Trump over the deadly attack on the Capitol, defended his decision while taking pointed criticism from voters Wednesday night. "What we witnessed at the Capitol — the attempted insurrection, the involvement of a sitting American president propagating the falsehoods that led up to that — required a significant response," he said during his first town hall, a virtual event that 400-plus people watched on Zoom or Facebook. The freshman lawmaker spoke from his office in Washington, D.C. Two constituents who asked questions said they were deeply disappointed with Meijer, a 33-year-old Iraq War veteran who represents the 3rd District in western Michigan. "Why aren’t you doing what your constituents wanted you to do?" said Cindy Witke. "I went against people who said not to vote for you because I believed in you. I’ve lost that belief." "Why aren’t you doing what your constituents wanted you to do?" — Cindy Witke, Meijer constituent Nancy Eardley accused Meijer, the only first-term legislator to back impeachment on Jan. 13, of betraying the district within two weeks of taking office. Then-U.S. House candidate Peter Meijer, a Michigan Republican, speaks in Grand Rapids, Mich., Oct. 14, 2020. (Associated Press) "I don’t know that there’s really much you can say that will ever change my mind and not work toward […]

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