Arizona Democrats at the U.S. House of Representatives voted with the majority to impeach President Donald Trump Dec. 18.
Democrat Rep. Ruben Gallego, D-Ariz., expressed his views on the House floor and social media.
“Those still defending the president’s actions are desperately grasping at straws while living in an alternative universe where facts don’t exist,” Gallego said at the House.
Later, Gallego tweeted: “Not a single House Republican stood up tonight in defense of the rule of law and our democracy. History will not be kind.”
Rep. David Schweikert, D-Ariz., among other Republicans voted against impeachment. “Although we saw this day coming for quite some time, I am saddened our country has been put through this partisan and political impeachment process that has resulted in no evidence of President Trump committing ‘treason, bribery or other high crimes and misdemeanors,” said Schweikert.
A two-thirds vote from the Republican-controlled Senate is needed to remove Trump from office.