A newly elected GOP congressman who voted for President Donald Trump’s impeachment now says he’s shopping for physique armor to guard himself from the president’s supporters.
Rep. Peter Meijer (R-Mich.) appeared on MSNBC Thursday to debate the impact his choice to question has had on him and his household.
Meijer was certainly one of 10 Republicans who voted to question the president on Wednesday for “incitement of rebel” following the Jan. 6 siege on the U.S. Capitol by pro-Trump rioters.
When MSNBC anchor Hallie Jackson requested Meijer if he had obtained loss of life threats, the lawmaker mentioned he wasn’t going to let something deter him from his obligation.
“I don’t consider in giving an murderer’s veto, an insurrectionist’s veto, a heckler’s veto,” he mentioned. “If we let that information choices, then you definitely’re cowering to the mob. That’s the definition of terrorism is making an attempt to realize a political finish utilizing violence.”
However that doesn’t imply Meijer and others aren’t taking precautions.
“I’ve colleagues who are actually touring with armed escorts out of the concern for his or her security,” Meijer mentioned. “Many people are altering our routines, working to get physique armor, which is a reimbursable buy that we will make. It’s unhappy that we have now to get to that time.”
You’ll be able to watch the change within the video above.