REPORT: Dem Rep: Backing Impeachment ‘Absolutely’ a ‘Disaster’ for Democrats
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Democrat freshman Rep. Cindy Axne (D-IA), who represents a battleground district in Iowa, confirmed in an interview with local public radio this week that it is “absolutely” a “disaster” for Democrats politically to back impeachment of President Donald Trump—but she is doing it anyway.
The article goes on to state the following:
Host Ben Kieffer on Iowa Public Radio asked Axne:
For months, Congresswoman Axne, before this Ukraine scandal broke, your Democratic House Speaker had been hesitant to wade into this full blown impeachment inquiry fearing it could put moderate Democratic lawmakers—perhaps you put yourself in that category—in danger of the 2020 elections. How much of that fear is still there with you? This could be a political disaster for the Democrats could it not?
“Well, absolutely,” Axne said. “Historically it’s not very beneficial from a political perspective to conduct presidential impeachment.”
Axne added that removing Trump from office is “about doing what’s right for this country” and that she “completely understand[s] where the Speaker was coming from.”
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