Rep. Curtis supports full impeachment process, but not rushed

John Curtis
Posted at 5:00 PM, Jan 11, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-11 19:24:12-05

WASHINGTON — Rep. John Curtis says he would support a full impeachment process of President Donald Trump, but he does not support the efforts of some lawmakers to rush the process.

“I remain firm in my condemnation of the violence in our Nation’s Capitol last week and believe there should be consequences for those that played a role, including the President," Curtis said in a statement Monday.

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Curtis, who represents Utah's Congressional District 3 in the U.S. House of Representatives, went on to say that he would support an impeachment process that would include hearings, witnesses, testimony, and "an appropriately worded censure."

However, with the possibility of a House vote as soon as Wednesday, Curtis said that does not give enough time.

"[A] 48-hour impeachment process has no chance of reaching a thoughtful conclusion, holds no consideration for the millions people who have voted for him, and will do nothing to unite the country or answer the many questions needing resolution," Curtis said.

Curtis did not say that he supports the actual impeachment and removal of Trump, but rather that he is in favor of the process.

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Calls for Trump's removal have been gaining strength since last Wednesday, when his supporters stormed the Capitol building in a riot that led to the deaths of five people, including a Capitol police officer. Another officer died three days later, although it is unconfirmed whether it was connected to the riot.

FOX 13 has reached out to the other members of Utah's congressional delegation for their position on impeachment but has not heard back yet.