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Republican Congresswoman Complained That Impeachment Is 'Tearing Families Apart' and People Were Not Having It

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The House of Representatives is currently debating the articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump on the House floor.

Though the final votes are expected to result in Trump's official impeachment, the effort hasn't been without Republican resistance.

One of the most vocal representatives against Trump's impeachment has been Congresswoman Debbie Lesko (R-AZ), who sits on the House Judiciary and Rules committees, both of which heard arguments regarding impeachment this past month.

Ahead of the official debate, Lesko took to the House floor, where she accused Democrats of "tearing families apart" with the impeachment inquiry.

Watch below.

Lesko said:

"Madam Speaker, this is a sad day. I believe that Democrats are tearing this country apart. They're tearing families apart."

In case some have forgotten, the President's radical immigration policy continues to result in the literal separation of families, including young children separated from their parents. The crisis emerged after then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions decreed that undocumented immigrants caught crossing the border be charged with a criminal offense, rather than a civil offense. The administration had no plan for reunification formulated.

Over 1100 families have been separated by the Trump administration's policy, which people were quick to remind Lesko.

People were astounded.

Over the course of today's debate, Republicans have likened the impeachment effort to the persecution of Jesus, the attack on Pearl Harbor, and a kangaroo court.