U.S. Rep. Ralph Norman

U.S. Representative Ralph Norman, who represents Fort Mill, voted no Wednesday on the article of impeachment on President Trump.

It is the second impeachment of Trump, this time on a charge he incited the mob last week that attacked the U.S. Capitol. The violence occurred as lawmakers were formally recording President-elect Joe Biden’s Nov. 3 victory.

On Tuesday, Rep. Ralph Norman issued the following statement:

“Right now, America is wounded and needs healing. The riots seen last week at the Capitol are inexcusable and all involved in the breach should be identified, arrested, and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. The response by my colleagues on the other side of the aisle to impeach President Trump will do nothing but divide our nation even further.

“With the inauguration of Joe Biden just a few short days away, we should place our focus on ensuring a peaceful transition. These Articles will not do that. They will serve as a distraction to a peaceful transition to a new administration, and another source of pain for the American people.”