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Republican Rep. Peter Meijer votes to impeach President Donald Trump

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Peter Meijer, a Republican from Grand Rapids, Michigan, is seeking the state's 3rd District U.S. House seat in the November 2020 election. (WWMT/Peter Meijer)

The number of Republican lawmakers who voted to impeach President Donald Trump's impeachment continued to grow Jan. 13, 2021.

U.S. Rep. Peter Meijer, R-Grand Rapids, voted to impeach Trump. He was one 10 Republicans, including Rep. Fred Upton, to make the decision to vote yes. Trump became the only president in U.S. history to be impeached twice.

He said Trump betrayed and misled millions with claims of "stolen election," and encouraged loyalists to "fight like hell," which enticed violence at the U.S. Capitol building in Washington D.C. on Jan. 6.

"This vote is not a victory. It isn't a victory for my party, and it isn't the victory the Democrats might think it is. I'm not sure it is a victory for our country. But it is a call to action for us to reflect on these events and seek ways to correct them," Meijer said in a written statement.