JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - Mississippi’s politicians are reacting to a vote that could impact the presidency, despite days left in President Donald Trump’s term.
Washington’s House of Representatives is expected to vote on a resolution Tuesday asking the vice president and cabinet to invoke the 25th Amendment, which would remove President Trump from office.
When approached by reporters at a local event, Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith was reluctant to say whether she thinks Trump should be impeached.
“We are going on about our day; we have a busy schedule so we are going to get it on... and we’ve got 10 days left,” she said. “Let’s get through the 10 days... he’s got 10 days and he will leave office and let’s get on with things.”
When asked why she refused to vote to certify the electoral vote, Hyde-Smith said she was representing the people of Mississippi who sent her to D.C.
Congressman Bennie Thompson couldn’t be reached for comment, but tweeted, “Moving forward with impeachment is divisive but leading a charge to domestic terrorism isn’t? I think the other side needs help with their messaging.”
Thompson’s tweet was in response to Florida Republican Representative, Matt Gaetz and other party leaders who believe Trump’s impeachment would be ‘unnecessary and divisive.’