A sixth Republican revealed he would vote to impeach President Donald Trump, but the president's Senate trial won't start until after President-elect Joe Biden is sworn in.
Rep. Dan Newhouse of Washington said Wednesday afternoon that he would vote yes on impeachment.
'Turning a blind eye to this brutal assault on our Republic is not an option,' Newhouse said.
'A vote against impeachment is a vote to validate this unacceptable violence we witnessed in our nation's capital,' Newhouse said in a statement. 'It is also a vote to condone President Trump's inaction. He did not strongly condemn the attack nor did he call in reinforcements when our officers were overwhelmed.'
'Our country needed a leader and President Trump failed to fulfill his oath of office,' Newhouse added. His remarks were applauded on the House floor.
Earlier, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's spokesman confirmed that McConnell informed Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer that he wouldn't bring the Senate back before January 19, the day before Biden's inauguration.