One of the two democrats who voted against the impeachment inquiry is standing strong, saying he has no intention of voting to impeach President Trump.
Rep. Jeff Van Drew of New Jersey says that he plans to vote against all articles of impeachment “unless there’s something that I haven’t seen, haven’t heard before.”
Van Drew comes from a district that voted for President Trump in 2016, and he knows what hell this impeachment process has been for the country:
“This is tearing the nation apart… I want to bring people together.”
The other democrat that voted against the inquiry, Minnesota Rep. Collin Peterson, said “I don’t have an idea what they’re doing,” in regards to his colleagues on the left.
Moderate Democrats, particularly those in Trump-leaning districts, resisted moving forward on an impeachment inquiry throughout much of the year, as liberal Democrats pushed for Congress to take up special counsel Robert Mueller’s report to launch an impeachment inquiry. That all changed in September when House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced a narrow impeachment inquiry to investigate the Ukraine allegations, and nearly every House Democrat publicly backed it.
During a press conference yesterday, House Speaker Pelosi said that this impeachment has “nothing to do with politics”, before saying that this was something democrats have to do.
“The oath of office we take, to protect and defend the Constitution from all enemies, foreign and domestic” she continues.
“It’s about the president not honoring his oath of office,” she concluded.