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.
Defending Trump and slamming impeachment, @DebbieLesko accuses Democrats of "tearing families apart." Trump has tor… https://t.co/IOEgWKHRMK— Oliver Willis (@Oliver Willis) 1576684278.0
"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.
Republicans claim that family members not talking to their racist relatives is worse than traumatized children bein… https://t.co/FGytQDYOgi— "Unlikable" AF (@"Unlikable" AF) 1576686356.0
Oh she Big mad!!!! She is crazy for believing these things! when this man has been the reason why families has been… https://t.co/t4tXiCz1Ld— XO_Katt🏳️🌈🖤 (@XO_Katt🏳️🌈🖤) 1576685717.0
Trump is planning on literally letting people die by taking away their health insurance and food stamps. He has rip… https://t.co/oA5im7P9No— Clare Cosgrove (@Clare Cosgrove) 1576684746.0
In a time when literal, actual flesh and blood families have been permanently torn apart by the Trump administratio… https://t.co/SfqCuKV8U5— Tim Peacock (@Tim Peacock) 1576690532.0
Impeachment is tearing families apart, @RepDLesko?! Classic projection, considering what this vile admin is doing t… https://t.co/jMwbNQpD3o— Rob Voreck (@Rob Voreck) 1576693481.0
It is not Democrats tearing families apart @DebbieLesko or have you conveniently forgotten about all those immigran… https://t.co/NoVNoY9Vha— leigh ann stmblngbr (@leigh ann stmblngbr) 1576692980.0
People were astounded.
Wow. She’s effing tone deaf. https://t.co/02BQOrAwod— Genevieve Suzuki (@Genevieve Suzuki) 1576687039.0
IS SHE DUMB. IS SHE DUMB. https://t.co/Z5jhLmQ8pk— jungkook’s dyke bff (@jungkook’s dyke bff) 1576685756.0
This woman is an embarrassment to intelligent women in this country. I am appalled and offended. She's putting pa… https://t.co/xjqgTJStRj— Shari (@Shari) 1576692795.0
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.