By Associated Press - Wednesday, January 13, 2021

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Nevada’s three Democrats in the U.S. House voted Wednesday to impeach President Donald Trump over the deadly insurrection at the Capitol, while the state’s lone Republican in the House voted against impeachment.

Republican Rep. Mark Amodei, who represents northern Nevada in the 2nd Congressional District, said in a statement after voting against the article of impeachment that there is “plenty of blame to go around” and that “there is blame and responsibility for the President.”

But the congressman called the impeachment a “rush to repudiate” and suggested he doubted that the president’s comments at a rally on the morning of Jan. 6 spurred the riot, citing the fact that some rioters appeared to pre-plan the attack by bringing ropes and zip ties.

The impeachment bill not only draws from Trump’s comments on Jan. 6 telling loyalists to “fight like hell” against the election results but his repeated false statements about his loss and his pressure on state officials in Georgia to “find” him more votes.

Nevada’s Democratic Reps. Dina Titus, Susie Lee and Steven Horsford voted in favor of impeachment and said the president bears responsibility for the attack that resulted in five deaths, including a Capitol Police officer.

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