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‘I cannot turn a blind eye’: Trump-district Democrats risk their seats to vote for impeachment

12/17/2019 4:11 pm ET Dara Brewton
Democrats will vote for impeachment—risking their Trump-district seats

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Risking their own political futures to ensure that no-one is above the law, some Trump-district Democrats announce they will be voting for impeachment.

Representative Joe Cunningham from South Carolina wants to set a good precedent.

“At the end of the 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.”

Representative Abigail Spanberger from Virginia expresses her “devotion” to the Constitution in her statement.

“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.”

Representative Anthony Brindisi from New York calls Trump’s actions “unconstitutional.”

“The fact this president withheld aid from Ukraine for his own political gain is very troubling. In fact, I think it’s unconstitutional.”

Representative Ben Adams from Utah needs to hold Trump accountable.

“I cannot turn a blind eye, thereby condoning this president and future presidents, Republican and Democrat, to do the same.”

Representative Sharice Davids from Kansas thinks the evidence is “overwhelming.”

“The evidence uncovered by the House impeachment inquiry is overwhelming. And the facts are uncontested.”

All of these Representatives were elected in districts that voted for Trump in 2016, but they are willing to risk their own re-election to ensure that the President is held accountable.

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