Several Democrats defect on impeachment as the GOP holds together, in support of trump

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Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton reacts to the house vote on the impeachment articles.

While the votes for President, the Trump charges on costs of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress fell mostly along party lines, three Democrats that their party on Wednesday evening to vote against the impeachment of the President, on at least one of the articles.

Reps. Jeff Van Drew, D-N. J., and Collin Peterson, D-Minn., have against both the indictment. Rep. Jared Golden, D-Maine, voted in favor of the impeachment Trump on abuse of power, but not on disability of the Congress.

Another Democrat, the presidential candidate and Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, voted “present” on the two impeachment resolutions.


The result helped GOP lawmakers in the case that the only party cross-vote on the floor Wednesday evening, the vote against the impeachment — like all the Republicans stuck together in opposition.

“Not a single Republican broke ranks,” GOP Rep. Greg Steube of Florida told Fox News’ Tucker Carlson minutes after the vote.

Rep. Justin Amash, I-Me., the left voted in favor of the Republican party earlier this year, with “Yes” on both articles.

All three Democrats who voted against the impeachment of Trump come from the districts, the Trump won in the 2016 election, and expects a difficult re-election campaigns in swing districts.


Van Drew, to go with the trombone, last week, allegedly plans to discuss the GOP, was also one of only two Democrats-the other, the Peterson-“no” votes on the initiation of the impeachment investigation of trump. The two were also the lonely sectarians on a previous vote Wednesday on the rule, the kick-off of the impeachment debate.

“I always have the feeling that this accusation is said a tremendous amount of damage to the country,” said Van Drew. “It is really creating more division, more hardness, more hatred, more unrest.”

Peterson has argued that there was not enough evidence to accuse Trump and that with almost no chance of the Republican-controlled Senate, the vote to remove trump from the office, the charges will only cause further divisions in the country.

The longtime democratic Congressman, but wiped out speculation that he would move over to the GOP.


“I’ll stay in the party, in spite of some things not happening that I do not agree, I am [to turn to] the parties in this Phase of my career,” he told KFGO News earlier this week. “It is the overtures of the highest levels of the Republican party in the last couple of weeks to ask if I would have been, and I told them no.”

Democratic leadership in the house knew ahead of time that would be Golden, against the votes of the article accuse Trump on obstruction of Congress.


In a lengthy Facebook post, Golden said Tuesday, that while “the house of the investigation uncovered a pattern of evidence that shows that the corrupt intent on the part of the President” and “President of the resistance to our investigative efforts has been frustrating,” he does not believe that it “reached the threshold of ” high crimes or misdemeanours’, as the Constitution demands.”

In spite of the customer’s loss of the three legislators, Democrats still had more than enough votes, the charges Trump on both charges, with the house voting 230-197 to impeach him for abuse of power and 229-198 on obstruction of Congress.

Fox News’ Marisa Schultz contributed to this report.

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