Rep. Dan Kildee (D-Mich.) said he was considering ending his support for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s initiative to impeach President Donald Trump.
On Dec. 5, moments after Pelosi asked House chairmen to write articles of impeachment to begin the fourth phase—after weeks of hearings—of President Trump’s impeachment inquiry, Kildee warned that his constituents were not as interested in the impeachment process as they were in dealing with their day-to-day difficulties, the Daily Caller reported.
“Mostly, I hear that they want us to work on issues like the prescription drug prices, trade, and the economy,” Kildee said on Fox News. “They do offer their thoughts on this and I think that’s positive, but mostly the American people want us to work on the issues that affect them at the kitchen table everyday.”
Kildee’s words coincided in pointing to the same points as the 123-page report released Monday by House Republicans, who also concluded that the “evidence” provided by the Democrats does not prove any of the accusations against the president and that the Democrats’ continued efforts are nothing more than “an orchestrated campaign to upend our political system,” Roll Call said.
“None of the Democrats’ witnesses testified to having evidence of bribery, extortion, or any high crime or misdemeanor,” argued the Republican Intelligence, Oversight, and Foreign Affairs panel staff in their brief, who warned that the impeachment distracts Americans from real problems.
A new poll by the consulting firm Emerson showed that President Trump’s approval rating rose, while the impeachment inquiry advances, to 48%, surpassing that of disapproval.
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It should be noted that Kildee is the third Democratic to disagree with the irregular impeachment inquiry initiated and driven by his party.
In October, two other Democrats, Jeff Van Drew, 66, a representative for New Jersey, and Collin Peterson of Minnesota, 75, a representative for Minnesota, did not respond to Pelosi’s call and challenged her leadership by voting against the House impeachment investigation, the New York Post reported.
The former head of Investor’s Business Daily, Paul Sperry, published a list of dozens of Democrats who could withdraw their vote on President Trump’s impeachment if they hope to succeed in the next elections.
“Here is list of the 31 vulnerable House Dems in 2020–all from districts won by Trump–who may now break ranks on the increasingly unpopular impeachment,” Sperry tweeted.
“After claiming President Trump ‘abused his power, violated his oath of office [&] the Constitution,'” Pelosi couldn’t affirm to CNN’s Tapper that she herself would vote to impeach Trump,” he added.
“Then she became annoyed about all the impeachment questions,” he said, emphasizing, “Uh, this was YOUR idea, lady!”
It is worth mentioning that Pelosi promoted among her ranks the impeachment against President Trump accusing him of abusing his power and even endangering national security by withholding military aid in exchange for investigating his political rival former Vice Joe Biden and his son Hunter for a possible case of corruption in Ukraine.