Democrats supporting impeachment in Red States are in trouble

House Democrats in red states who have come out in support of impeachment are having a rough time defending their decision back home.
Democrats who are back home for two weeks in districts that supported President Trump in 2016 are having to answer questions on impeachment – whether they like it or not.

At one town hall, Illinois, Rep. Sean Casten (D-IL) was confronted by a woman who “tore into” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA), accusing them of “lying their little butts off,” according to a report by Politico.

She said the whistleblower complaint “looks like a bunch of 13-year-old girls gossiping.”

At another event, another constituent asked Casten why he was not condemning former Vice President Joe Biden’s actions. Trump has said Biden and his son Hunter Biden should be investigated for their actions in Ukraine. Biden pressured Ukraine to fire the chief prosecutor, who had opened a corruption investigation on a Ukrainian gas company that employed his son for over $50,000 a month. The Bidens have denied any wrongdoing.

Casten has told his constituents that there’s “no there thereon the Biden story,” and that a voter who asked him about Ukrainian meddling in the 2016 election was espousing a “deep-down-the-rabbit-hole, crazy conspiracy theory,” according to Politico.

Fox River Grove resident Steven Wood said he remains convinced that Trump did nothing wrong. He and his wife had a heated exchange with Casten, after the lawmaker called Trump’s immigration policies “racist” and his claims about Biden “crackpot conspiracy theories.”

Rep. Elissa Slotkin (D-MI), another Democrat in a Republican-leaning district, has also been confronted at town halls back home.
Rep. Jared Golden (D-ME) has refused to say whether he thinks the president should be impeached.

“I don’t agree with anyone that is rushing to conclusions or making assumptions,” he said at an event, according to the Press Herald. “This needs to be a fact-finding mission for the good of our country.”

Rep. Susan Wild (D-PA) has been also trying to avoid the topic of impeachment.

At a Teamsters Local 773 meeting in Lehigh Valley, she tried to push back against the idea that Democrats are “living, breathing and foaming at the mouth for impeachment.”
David Potter, a Trump supporter, said he may vote for Wild, but said if she is for impeachment, he will vote for the Republican.

“Because if you’re going to basically fight against the president when his goal is to make America great, then you should come up with a plan to make America great and not try to, you know, get in a fight with the president,” he said.

Democrats hope to carry Georgia for the first time since Bill Clinton’s election in 1992, but they may have a tough time with Republicans like Bill Schilleci, a resident in Forsyth County in Georgia’s 7th district.

He told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, “This impeachment thing started before Donald Trump put his hand on the Bible.”

Rep. Lucy McBath (D-GA) decided to support an impeachment inquiry last month, drawing protests outside of her office.

“Democrats like Lucy McBath have been looking for any excuse they could find — no matter how baseless or ridiculous — to impeach the president,” said Stewart Bragg, the executive director of the state Republican Party.
I agree with those who are suspicious of the Democrats' motives in this drive for impeachment.  That they are trying to do it in a secret hearing with an anonymous source who is giving hearsay "evidence" from other anonymous sources is beyond absurd.

In Michigan, a Democrat who supports impeachment was booed by constituents.


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