Dem in 'Trump District': I'm 'Not Going to Be Pushed Into Voting for Impeachment'

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There are thirty-one House Democrats who are facing election in 2020 in “Trump districts.”

They’ve been under a lot of scrutiny as to how they might vote on impeachment.

President Donald Trump tweeted about them and perhaps in appeal to them on Saturday, laying out how empty the case against him was.

Many are making up their minds this weekend in anticipation of a vote next week.

One of the 31 has already said he will be voting against the articles of impeachment, Rep. Jeff Van Drew (D-NJ). He may be joined by Rep. Collin Peterson (D-MN) who voted against advancing the impeachment proceedings on October 31.

More may very well join them.

One who may be a possibility is Rep. Elissa Slotkin (D-MI) who told Fox New’s Bill Hemmer on Friday, “I’m not going to be pushed into voting for impeachment.” “I literally have not made up my mind,” she said.

According to Townhall, she said that she had been listening to her constituents who were “definitely engaged” but that she still wanted to look over the documents again and compare the situation now to prior cases of impeachment like that of Bill Clinton and Richard Nixon.

Hemmer noted how the impeachment inquiry has “zero Republican support.” Slotkin admitted she “doesn’t like it” because “bipartisanship is something I really believe in.” She said her work both as a CIA officer and a soldier has taught her that “sometimes you have to make calls” not based on polling, but “on integrity.”

“If this is the end of my political career, at least I’m doing what I think is right,” she said.

Slotkin defeated incumbent Republican Rep. Mike Bishop in November 2018 in a district that had been held by Republicans for nearly two decades. Thirty other Democrats are in a similar boat, with only two willing to come out so far to say they’re not voting for impeachment.

Slotkin has been having plenty of tough conversations with her colleagues because “short of a declaration of war,” a number of them think “this is the most serious vote they’ll ever take.”

“A few of us are trying to be thoughtful,” she said. “For me this is deadly serious.”

Slotkin said that she will have her decision on Monday after talking with her husband, staff and constituents this weekend.

Let’s hope that truth and sanity prevail in her vote and another one votes against this.