Rep. Anthony Gonzalez, R-Ohio, heard Thursday from constituents — some angry, others delighted — at a virtual town hall about his vote in favor of impeaching then-President Donald Trump.
Gonzalez, one of the 10 House Republicans to vote in favor of impeaching Trump, said that what pushed him firmly into the impeachment camp was Trump’s hours-long delay in moving to put a stop to the Capitol riot on Jan. 6. He spoke to NBC News ahead of the town hall to explain his position.
A number of callers to the town hall were upset with Gonzalez, saying they thought Trump was treated unfairly or that the entire effort amounted to “a set up.” Another constituent did not believe President Joe Biden had won the election.
Debbie, one of the questioners announced on the call, said she thought people should “just let (Trump) go and forget about it” rather than pursue a second impeachment.