The Michigan Democratic Party released the following statement on behalf of Chair Lavora Barnes.
“On this historic day in America, we applaud the Michigan Democratic Congressional delegation for voting in favor of impeaching the president. Just one week ago, thousands of domestic terrorists, encouraged by the president, invaded the U.S. Capitol with intentions to stop the certification of a secure election and attack our elected leaders. And though they failed in their plans, at least 5 people lost their lives. The president incited this deadly insurrection and must be held accountable by being found guilty of the article of impeachment and never allowed to hold public office again. He has abused his power and put all Americans in danger. Impeachment will be a start to healing in this divided country and as the eyes of the nation and the world are upon us today, and we thank the members of Michigan’s Democratic Congressional delegation for being on the right side of history.”