Smith: Impeachment Drive is Divisive, Calls on Biden to Seek Unity
Nebraska’s Third District Congressman strongly disagrees with the push by Democrats and some Republicans for a second impeachment of President Donald Trump, saying it’s counter-productive.
Adrian Smith tells KNEB News the effort by Speaker Nancy Pelosi is a decision to further escalate political tensions at a time when she should be working to calm the situation.
“Things have been escalating in a way that have been harmful to our country, and we need to de-escalate, we need to focus on bringing our country together, focus on healing,” said Smith. “There are a number of ways to do that. I think it would be very appropriate for Joe Biden to stand up and say, ‘let’s move on’.”
Smith says it’s just a few days before a transfer of power to Biden will take place, and he’s confident it will take place peacefully.
He says his objection to some of the Electoral College results was done on behalf of Nebraskans concerned about whether their vote counted, especially with what a happened in Pennsylvania, where signature matching requirements were different between mail-in and in-person votes.
Smith says in the past, the Speaker had made such objections when Republicans have won the Presidency, and calling it ‘part of democracy’.
The Congressman was a guest on KNEB’s News Extra program, which you can listen to here: