Rep. Cedric Richmond on President Trump second impeachment: ‘We told you so’

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In this Dec. 15, 2020, photo Rep. Cedric Richmond, D-La., senior adviser to President-elect Joe Biden, reaches out for an elbow bump after a drive-in rally where Biden appeared in support of Georgia Democratic candidates for U.S. Senate Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff in Atlanta. Richmond, who is set to resign from Congress to join the incoming Biden administration as a senior adviser, tested positive on Thursday, Dec. 17, for the coronavirus, according to the Biden transition. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WDSU) — Louisiana Rep. Cedric Richmond spoke during Wednesday’s impeachment hearing for President Donald Trump.

Richmond’s speech was one of the last he would have on the House floor, as he is expected to resign his position this month to take a role with President-elect Joe Biden’s administration.

In his remarks, he stressed that President Trump was already given a chance to “learn his lesson” from the first impeachment.

When he finished speaking, he ended with “Richmond out.”

Read his full statement on the House floor here:

“Some of my colleagues, some of which may well be co-conspirators in their latest attempt to placate and please this unfit president suggest that we shouldn’t punish Trump for his actions in order to unify the country.

“That is the climax of foolishness. Let me suggest to them, stand up, man, up woman up and defend this constitution from all enemies foreign and domestic, including Donald J. Trump.

“In the first impeachment Republicans said, we didn’t need to impeach him because he learned his lesson, so no need to remove him. Well, we said, if we didn’t remove him, he would do it again.”

“Gentleman’s time has expired.

“We told you so.

“The gentleman’s time has expired.

“Richmond out.”

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