2 Washington state Republicans support impeaching Trump

SEATTLE (AP) — Two of the 10 Republicans who voted in favor of impeaching President Donald Trump on Wednesday over the riot of his loyalists at the U.S. Capitol were from Washington state. U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, who represents southwest Washington’s 3rd Congressional District, and Rep. Dan Newhouse, who represents central Washington’s 4th District, said Trump violated his oath of office by inflaming the insurrectionists and failing to defend the government from them. Republican Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers of the 5th District in eastern Washington voted against impeachment, calling it rushed, but she nevertheless condemned Trump’s actions.