TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) - A group is speaking out against several Congressmen from Mississippi over votes concerning the presidential election and the impeachment of President Donald Trump.
The group, Indivisible Northeast Mississippi, is calling for the resignations of U.S. Rep Trent Kelly (R-Miss.) and U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) in what the group said was an attempt to overturn the presidential election.
Indivisible Northeast Mississippi outside the office of U.S. Rep. Trent Kelly on Jan. 14, 2021.
In a joint session of Congress on Jan. 6, both Kelly and Hyde-Smith voted against the certification of President-elect Joe Biden's electoral votes.
U.S. Reps. Michael Guest and Steven Palazzo, both Republicans, also voted against the certification. U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) and U.S. Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.) voted for certification.
Ultimately, Biden’s votes were certified and he’ll be inaugurated as the 46th president on Jan. 20.
The group applauded Wicker for his vote to certify the election.
Now the group wants Wicker to support the impeachment of Trump.
The U.S. House voted Wednesday to impeach the president whom many blame for the deadly riot at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.
Kelly, Michael Guest (R-Miss.) and Steven Palazzo (R-Miss.) voted against impeachment. Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.) voted for impeachment.
The impeachment proceeding will move to the U.S. Senate where the president faces a conviction of “incitement of insurrection.”
WTVA reporter Chelsea Brown contacted the Congressional offices for Hyde-Smith, Kelly and Wicker but had yet to receive a response as of Thursday afternoon.