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Republican Rep. Peter Meijer of Michigan, an Army veteran, on Thursday said that he and fellow lawmakers are taking precautions such as purchasing body armor in the wake of President Donald Trump’s second impeachment over the Capitol siege.
The Michigan Republican in an interview with MSNBC expressed concerns that he and others may be violently targeted, and are therefore altering routines and “working to get body armor, which is a reimbursable purchase.”
“It’s sad that we have to get to that point, but you know our expectation is that someone may try to kill us,” Meijer said.
“We don’t know what’s going to happen next. We weren’t expecting for the Capitol to get overrun for the first time in 200 years,” Meijer said. “And so in this unprecedented environment with an unprecedented degree of fear of divisiveness and hatred, we have to account for every scenario.”
Meijer was among the 10 Republicans who voted to impeach Trump, in what marked the most bipartisan impeachment of a president in US history. He told MSNBC that he did not allow threats to deter him from voting for impeachment.
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Source:: Businessinsider – Politics