Democratic Rep. Brenda Lawrence of the key swing state of Michigan just switched sides on Trump’s impeachment.
She had favored impeaching Trump and was behind Adam Schiff’s moves to take down POTUS but something has changed.
She now favors censuring President Trump, not impeaching Trump, and wants to leave the 2020 election to the American people.
Wow, this is a big shift. Remember, during Clinton’s impeachment it was the Democrats who wanted censure, not impeachment, so this shows how weak of a hand they really have with Trump.
Lawrence said, “We are so close to an election. I will tell you, sitting here knowing how divided this country is, I don’t see the value of taking him out of office.”
“I do see the value of putting down a marker saying his behavior is not acceptable.”
“I want to censure. I want it on the record that the House of Representatives did their job and they told this president and any president coming behind him that this is unacceptable behavior and, under our Constitution, we will not allow it.”
Lawrence then added the dagger telling the radio host she will have a “discussion with the party and with the caucus” to try to talk them out of impeachment and towards censure.
To see how far the Brenda Lawrence has shifted this is what she said on Oct 4th:
“I feel strongly that for my legacy, for my time in history, sitting here at this table with an oath of office to protect this country, to protect the democracy of the United States of America, I cannot sit silent, that I must move forward with impeachment because this is egregious.”
This is terrible news for the Democrats but worse, even Adam Schiff came out today and said he wasn’t sure if he would vote to impeach and that he wanted to talk to his constituents.
“I want to discuss this with my constituents and colleagues before I make a final judgment on this,” Schiff told CNN’s Jake Tapper.