Texas Congressman Tony Gonzales votes against impeachment of Pres. Donald Trump

Gonzales called the impeachment effort ‘partisan’ in nature

President Donald Trump made history on Wednesday by becoming the first U.S. president to be impeached twice.

Texas congressman Tony Gonzales called the historic nature of the vote “partisan,” and said the attempt to impeach Trump is an act to divide the country further.

In a Twitter post, Gonzales said, “I rejected Nany Pelosi’s latest attempt to impeach the president. It’s time to bring this country together.”

Gonzales released the following statement after the House voted on the articles of impeachment:

“America needs a steady hand to calm our nation’s unrest. Today’s vote on impeachment was another partisan move forced by Nancy Pelosi. With one week left in President Trump’s term, the latest efforts to impeach the President does nothing to heal our country. We are bitterly divided right now – and this effort only worsens that divide.”

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About the Authors:

Jakob Rodriguez is a digital journalist at KSAT 12. He's a graduate of Texas State University, where he served as the editor-in-chief of the student-run newspaper, The University Star.

Andrew Wilson is a digital journalist and social media producer at KSAT.