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brooklynite

(95,646 posts)
Thu Oct 31, 2019, 04:39 PM Oct 2019

Rep. Peterson breaks with Democrats on impeachment inquiry. Here's how your representative voted

Source: Duluth News Tribune

Minnesota Democrats Angie Craig, Dean Phillips, Betty McCollum and Ilhan Omar supported the resolution while Republican Reps. Jim Hagedorn, Tom Emmer and Pete Stauber voted against it. Reps. Kelly Armstrong, R-N.D., and Dusty Johnson, R-S.D., also voted against the rules for impeachment proceedings.

Peterson in a statement said the vote was "unnecessary" and he raised concerns about the way the impeachment process had been conducted. Peterson also said he wouldn't decide whether he supported impeachment until all the facts had been presented.

“This impeachment process continues to be hopelessly partisan. I have been hearing from my constituents on both sides of this matter for months, and the escalation of calls this past week just shows me how divided our country really is right now," Peterson said. "I have some serious concerns with the way the closed-door depositions were run and am skeptical that we will have a process that is open, transparent and fair. Without support from Senate Republicans, going down this path is a mistake."

Read more: https://www.duluthnewstribune.com/news/government-and-politics/4748347-Collin-Peterson-breaks-with-Democrats-on-impeachment-inquiry.-Heres-how-your-representative-voted

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Rep. Peterson breaks with Democrats on impeachment inquiry. Here's how your representative voted (Original Post) brooklynite Oct 2019 OP
Blah blah blah durablend Oct 2019 #1
No. His voters do. brooklynite Oct 2019 #2
Heidi Heitkamp barbtries Oct 2019 #3
+ 1. iluvtennis Oct 2019 #5
According to Collin Peterson... JohnnyRingo Oct 2019 #4
K&R but if House Democrats can make investigations last until the election... real Cannabis calm Nov 2019 #6

barbtries

(28,882 posts)
3. Heidi Heitkamp
Thu Oct 31, 2019, 05:15 PM
Oct 2019

lost her seat because of her vote against Kavanaugh, but it was a principled vote and as she said, and I'm paraphrasing, "I ran to govern, not to run."

at this point all lawmakers should be consulting the constitution imo. his "both sides" bullshit is particularly galling when only one side has abandoned the rule of law.

JohnnyRingo

(18,840 posts)
4. According to Collin Peterson...
Thu Oct 31, 2019, 06:56 PM
Oct 2019

"Without support from Senate Republicans, going down this path is a mistake."

There is nothing a Republican can do to get impeached. Absolutely nothing, because the Senate will never vote to impeach their own.

real Cannabis calm

(1,124 posts)
6. K&R but if House Democrats can make investigations last until the election...
Fri Nov 1, 2019, 02:46 PM
Nov 2019

We can win some seats in the Senate.

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