Tags: Trump Impeachment | democratsimpeachmentvoters2020

Dems Unity Behind Impeachment Inquiry Isn't Reflected In Home Districts

elissa slotkin speaks to a constituent
Rep. Elissa Slotkin, D-Mich., talks with a constituent after a veterans event on Aug. 2, 2019.   (AP Photo/David Eggert)

Sunday, 06 October 2019 01:54 PM

Though House Democrats came together to back a formal impeachment investigation, the decision has only widened the partisan divide among their constituents back home, The Washington Post reported.

Citing visits at nine lawmaker events and interviews with dozens of voters last week, the Post reported protesters supporting President Donald Trump picketed outside some of the lawmakers’ events, while pro-impeachment Democrats cheered inside. Swing voters appeared to steer clear. 

“I get impeachment, and I support it at this point, but I’d like to see continued progress in other areas,” Ian Tauber, a 52-year-old college administrator, told the Post ahead of an event held by Rep. Susan Wild (D-Pa.) at Allentown’s Muhlenberg College last Wednesday.

In Virginia Beach, Rep. Elaine Luria, D-Va., set aside a chunk of her Thursday town hall at New Hope Baptist Church to answer written questions exclusively about the impeachment inquiry. Of the 15 comments read by the moderator, about half praised her decision and half criticized it, the Post reported.

Faced with a more evenly divided crowd in Michigan on Thursday, Democratic Rep. Elissa Slotkin explained her decision to support the impeachment probe.

After one constituent suggested Trump “can’t trust the FBI or the CIA right now,” Slotkin shot back, “I know exactly what those people are doing, risking their life every day alongside our military. And, frankly, I have a hard time hearing that, I’ll be honest with you.”

Marcia Dicks, a 71-year-old Republican retiree, told Slotkin she was pleasantly surprised by a recent appearance Slotkin made on Fox News Channel and by the letter her office had sent in response to an immigration question.

“But when you fell off the cliff for me was when you joined the coup against our president,” Dicks said, the Post reported. 

“All of us pretty much knew that this decision was going to be controversial,” Slotkin told the Post. “But coming out and hearing it from your constituents is another thing.”

Related Stories:

© 2019 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

   
1Like our page
2Share
Politics
Though House Democrats came together to back a formal impeachment investigation, the decision has only widened the partisan divide among their constituents back home, The Washington Post reported.Citing visits at nine lawmaker events and interviews with dozens of voters...
democratsimpeachmentvoters2020
340
2019-54-06
Sunday, 06 October 2019 01:54 PM
Newsmax Media, Inc.
 

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved