President Trump was impeached in the House of Representatives Wednesday, but one Republican congressman thought voting "no" on the impeachment articles just wasn't quite forceful enough.
If there was ever a time to vote hell no, this was it. pic.twitter.com/pzRPJSEZvq— John Ratcliffe (@RepRatcliffe) December 19, 2019
Representative John Ratcliffe of Texas' 4th District tweeted out a photo of his "hell no" vote Wednesday evening.
"Obstruction of Congress? To even allege it, is an admission of constitutional illiteracy," Ratcliffe said. "The Founders had a term they used for the Democrats' obstruction of Congress. They called it: Separation of Powers."
Ratcliffe was one of nearly 200 Republicans who voted against impeachment. Not a single member of the House GOP voted in favor of either charge
President Trump also weighed in on Twitter to express his displeasure with the vote.
SUCH ATROCIOUS LIES BY THE RADICAL LEFT, DO NOTHING DEMOCRATS. THIS IS AN ASSAULT ON AMERICA, AND AN ASSAULT ON THE REPUBLICAN PARTY!!!!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 18, 2019
Next the impeachment case will have to be tried in the Senate, where democrats would likely need to flip around 20 Republicans to have Trump removed from office.