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Congressman Explains Why He Voted to Impeach Trump

By NICOLE LUDDEN

As Congressman Tom O’Halleran conferred with his colleges before the certification of President-Elect Joe Biden’s electoral college win, he heard the unsettling discord of gunshots, windows breaking and insurrectionists banging on the Capitol doors in attempts to upend the historically peaceful transfer of power and embodiment of democracy in the United States. The Democrat representing Arizona’s District 1—which includes Oro Valley and Marana—joined his fellow lawmakers in reaching for gas masks under their seats and leaving their chambers as Capitol police rushed them out with warnings a mob was just seconds behind them...

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