Rep. Jim Banks explains vote against impeachment, touts Trump’s accomplishments


U.S. Rep. Jim Banks talks with WANE 15 via Zoom on Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021.

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WANE) — Rep. Jim Banks of Indiana voted against the impeachment of President Donald Trump for inciting an insurrection on Wednesday. While Trump was ultimately impeached by the House, the 3rd District Congressman explained his vote to WANE 15.

Banks said those few who broke into the U.S. Capitol last week should be jailed and fully prosecuted. He doesn’t believe President Trump is to blame, though.

Banks also said he will attend President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration next week, and added that he’s disappointed that Trump won’t be in attendance.

Throughout Trump’s term, Banks has called him a great leader. With only a week left in his presidency, Banks was asked if he still stands by this statement.

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