Rep. Elissa Slotkin (D-MI) represents a Trump district that flipped to the Democrats in the 2018 midterms.
Look, America has always liked divided government because we know both sides are not to be trusted, so all those Dems who think the midterms will predict the 2020 race will be disappointed.
The exact same thing happened with Barack Obama and he won easily in 2012. But swing districts reps like Slotkin face a major hurdle in keeping their jobs – the American people.
If you can beat Trump at the polls do it, but impeaching him is an overreach. Elissa got booed and heard calls for her own impeachment after she came out today in favor of removing Trump from office.
“I will be voting yes on both. And I want all of my constituents to know why,” she started.
“On abuse of power: I believe that the President illegally solicited the help of foreigners to influence the American political process. On September 19, the President’s lawyer announced proudly on live TV that he had encouraged Ukraine to investigate the Bidens. On September 22, in response to a reporter’s question, the President affirmed it. The President later went on to encourage China to “investigate” his political rival, doubling down on it when asked by reporters.
These first-person statements, on top of the raft of first- and second-hand accounts provided in sworn testimony, paint a clear picture of a president abusing the power of his office for personal political gain.”
“I want people to think about where we will be if it becomes normal,”
“The president is the head of the executive branch, he could easily go to the FBI.”
“I’m sorry and deeply concerned that there are people who feel like they can trust the Ukrainians more than they trust the FBI,” she said.
“All I can ask from the people who are listening is that while we may not agree, I hope you believe me when I tell you I made this decision out of principle,” she said.
“I will stick to that regardless of what it does to me politically because this is bigger than politics.”
Slotkin put politics above her constituents — overriding the will of the American people for her own political gain.
And Michiganders have had enough.
— Hannah Osantowske (@HOsantowskeMI) December 16, 2019
Rep. Elissa Slotkin (D-MI) faces angry constituents after coming out in favor of impeaching President Trump. pic.twitter.com/zm1cx0mGLS
— Breitbart News (@BreitbartNews) December 16, 2019