Nebraska Gov. Ricketts criticizes impeachment of Trump

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FILE – In this Aug. 20, 2020 file photo, Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts addresses Republican supporters during the opening of the Nebraska Trump Victory Office in Omaha, Neb. Ricketts will end nearly all of his state’s social-distancing restrictions on Monday, Sept. 14, 2020, even as the number of new coronavirus cases has trended upward over the last few months. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik File)

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts is criticizing the decision to impeach President Donald Trump a second time, saying it “serves no good purpose” and will further divide the nation.

Ricketts, a fellow Republican and Trump supporter, says the president’s time in office is nearly over after his loss to Democratic President-elect Joe Biden in November. He says the country should be focused on healing and ensuring a smooth transition of power.

The U.S. House impeached Trump  for inciting an insurrection after the deadly mob siege at the U.S. Capitol.

Pro-Trump loyalists stormed the Capitol after the president called on them to “fight like hell” against the election results.

On Tuesday, the U.S. House impeached him for the second time, one week before his term ends.

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