Impeachment is about accountability, not about unity.
An election lie told by the President and echoed by his Republican allies divided the country.
Republicans who stood silently by were complicit in the lie.
A coup attempt divided the country.
We cannot ignore that lie.
We cannot ignore the assault on the Capitol.
We cannot ignore the death of Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick.
We cannot ignore the other deaths and injuries that occurred that day.
We cannot ignore the weapons and the bombs that were found.
We cannot ignore the gallows that were erected.
We cannot ignore the assault on our democracy for the sake of unity.
Unity requires honesty and trust.
Impeachment does not divide the country.
Impeachment is the beginning of accountability, rebuilding trust and reconciliation.
Only then will we have unity.