As of Friday, there are 12 Democrats who have withheld their support for an impeachment inquiry despite their party leader, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi pushing for the impeachment of President Donald Trump.
Hawaii Democratic Rep. Tulsi Gabbard is one of the twelve. Gabbard has said she believes the transcript of the phone call between Trump and Ukraine’s President is not enough for impeachment.
“And instead what I think most people will see is, hey, this is another move by Democrats to get rid of Donald Trump, further deepening the already hyper-partisan divides that we have in this country,” she said on Hill TV.
Minnesota Rep. Collin Peterson said trying to impeach Trump would further “divide the party.”
Despite the fact that impeachment has overtaken every media headlines, many reports have not highlighted the lack of Democratic support.
The 12 Democratic members are as followed:
- New York Rep. Anthony Brindisi
- South Carolina Rep. Joe Cunningham
- Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard
- Maine Rep. Jared Golden
- Oklahoma Rep. Kendra Horn
- Wisconsin Rep. Ron Kind
- Pennsylvania Rep. Conor Lamb
- Utah Rep. Ben McAdams
- Minnesota Rep. Collin Peterson
- New York Rep. Max Rose
- New Mexico Rep. Xochitl Torres Small
- New Jersey Rep. Jeff Van Drew
Marissa Martinez is the founder of Strategic Rush, contributor for Accuracy in Media, The Hill, and Republican Strategist for PACs and congressional candidates. Follow her stories, @MarissaAlisa