Multiple vulnerable House Democrats in swing districts won by Trump have made the decision to stick with the party on impeachment, which some believe will endanger their 2020 re-election prospects.
MSNBC interviewed a Michigan voter who made it clear he will now not vote for Democrat Elissa Slotkin since she’s decided to vote for impeaching the President.
— Kambree Kawahine Koa (@KamVTV) December 16, 2019
The Hill reports Democratic Reps. Elissa Slotkin (Mich.), Matt Cartwright (Pa.), Jason Crow (Colo.), Joe Cunningham (S.C.), Ben McAdams (Utah), Abigail Spanberger (Va.), Andy Kim (N.J.) and Gil Cisneros (Calif.) were among those who made their plans public on Monday in press conferences, statements and op-eds published in local papers as they make their way back to Washington from their districts ahead of an expected Wednesday floor vote on two articles of impeachment.
They join vulnerable Reps. Tom Malinowski (N.J.), Sharice Davids (Kan.), Susan Wild (Pa.), Angie Craig (Minn.), Antonio Delgado (N.Y.), Chris Pappas (N.H.), Katie Porter (Calif.), Max Rose (N.Y.), Colin Allred (Texas), Conor Lamb (Pa.), Elaine Luria (Va.), Kim Schrier (Wash.), Susie Lee (Nev.), Xochitl Torres Small (N.M.) and Tom O’Halleran (Ariz.), all of whom said in recent days they will vote for the articles charging Trump with abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.
Two vulnerable Democrats have already voted in favor as members of the House Judiciary Committee, which advanced the articles on Friday: Reps. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell (Fla.) and Lucy McBath (Ga.).
The President betrayed his oath by undermining our national security and integrity of our elections for his own personal benefit. As a Navy Vet and Member of Congress, I swore to protect our Constitution. That's why I'm moving forward to vote for impeachment of the President. pic.twitter.com/CBxKoMVQm9
— Rep. Gil Cisneros (@RepGilCisneros) December 16, 2019
This week, the House will take up articles of impeachment against the president. It is with a sense of humility, and with the future of our Constitution and presidency in mind, that I will vote yes on the articles of impeachment before the House. pic.twitter.com/3Bv75HCH0j
— RepAndyKim (@RepAndyKimNJ) December 16, 2019
I have studied the articles of impeachment, both Republican and Democratic reports, deposition transcripts, and public testimony. With a heavy heart and a solemn devotion to our Constitution, I will vote in favor of both articles. Read my full statement: https://t.co/yDm7KvlDD3 pic.twitter.com/3gdP6O7mnK
— Rep. Abigail Spanberger (@RepSpanberger) December 16, 2019
“At the end of day, this is simply about the rule of law, whether we’re a country with laws or not and what type of precedent we want to set for future presidents.”https://t.co/NLqnGuocyf
— Joe Cunningham (@JoeCunninghamSC) December 16, 2019
It’s time for me to once again fulfill my oath to the Constitution. pic.twitter.com/jOKJxlbd3L
— Rep. Jason Crow (@RepJasonCrow) December 16, 2019
I will vote yes. People I respect have reached different conclusions on the best course of action. We agree what the President did was wrong. I continue working on making prescription drugs affordable, air quality, and reducing the debt. My statement⬇️ #utpol pic.twitter.com/S4RsWhVjgf
— Rep. Ben McAdams (@RepBenMcAdams) December 16, 2019
In the national security world, we are trained to make hard calls, even if they are unpopular –– if we believe the security of the country is at stake.
I will be voting yes on both articles of impeachment. And I want all of my constituents to know why: https://t.co/JvJN0jkAdS
— Rep. Elissa Slotkin (@RepSlotkin) December 16, 2019
This article first appeared on TheConservativeOpinion.com