House Dem Rep (D-MN) Collin Peterson has confirmed he plans to vote against impeachment unless something new comes up, a scenario Peterson says he doubts.
A couple days earlier he also told CNN’s Manu Raju he was leaning that way.
Rep. Collin Peterson, who was one of two Ds to vote against formalizing the impeachment procedures, told me this when asked if he’d vote against all articles: “I’m certainly leaning that way….I just think it will be too divisive for the country – it doesn’t accomplish anything”
— Manu Raju (@mkraju) December 10, 2019
Per Breitbart, Rep. Collin Peterson (D-MN), chairman the House Committee on Agriculture, confirmed Saturday that he plans to vote against impeaching President Donald Trump over his contacts with Ukraine unless, in the unlikely event, additional information comes to light.
Speaking to The Globe on Saturday, Peterson, Minnesota’s most senior member, said, “unless they come up with something between now and Wednesday,” he will vote against impeachment and expects up to five other Democrats to join him.
“Maybe something will change. I doubt it,” the lawmaker added.
The Minnesota Democrat said he believes that the president has “not committed a crime,” while most of his Seventh District constituents oppose the U.S. providing aid to other counties. He also noted the so-called “whistleblower” complaint — authored by a partisan CIA analyst — regarding President Trump’s July 25 telephone with the leader of Ukraine includes “second-hand” information.
A stunning report Saturday revealed House Democrat Jeff Van Drew plans to switch parties to become a Republican after a lengthy meeting with President Trump.
Van Drew was one of the few Democrats firmly against impeachment of the President and represents a district that voted for Trump.
After hearing about his defection, Senior Democrats scrambled to reach him all day but to no avail.
CONFIRMED: Democratic Rep. Jeff Van Drew has informed staff he is SWITCHING PARTIES and will become a Republican, following a lengthy meeting w/ Trump.
And senior Dems have been scrambling to reach him all day.
— Melanie Zanona (@MZanona) December 14, 2019
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