(WXYZ) — President Donald J. Trump has been impeached on two charges – abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. Now Republicans on the national and local level are responding.
The Republican National Committee says that the impeachment has now "ensured the reelection of President Trump."
"History was made today, but not in a way Democrats had hoped. With this vote, Nancy Pelosi and her fellow impeachment crusaders have ensured the reelection of President Trump and a return of a Republican majority in the House," said Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel. "The American people have turned on this partisan sham and see Democrats in Congress for what they truly are: politicians whose sole focus is to overturn the result of the 2016 election, not on the real issues they promised to address. In 2020, voters will re-elect President Trump and choose candidates who will truly work on their behalf instead of obsessing over destroying a duly-elected President."
The Michigan GOP responded Wednesday saying the impeachment "will greatly harm" the country's political parties.
“Today, the world found out just how desperate Democrats are to undo the will of the American people," said Michigan GOP Chairwoman Laura Cox. "This impeachment, based solely on partisan grounds, will forever redefine the relationship between the institutions of our government, and will greatly harm any remaining goodwill between our political parties. Make no mistake, our nation, its constitution and the American people will pay the price for this foolishness for years to come. It is a truly sad day for America.”
There next step in the impeachment process is a trial in the Senate which will happen next year.