Rep. Lucy McBath (D-Ga.), whose district voted in favor of President Donald Trump in 2016 and who narrowly won her mid-term election, voted in favor of articles of impeachment in the House Judiciary Committee.
On Friday, she voted “yea” on the articles of impeachment, joining 22 other Democrats as opposed to 17 Republicans.
Earlier in the week, McBath said she “I believe the president abused the power of the office, putting his own interests above the needs of our nation, above the needs of the people I love and I serve, and for that I must vote my conscience,” reported The Hill.
“This is not why I came to Washington; I came to Washington because I love my country. I came to Washington full of hope and empowered by my community to serve them in Congress…but after this vote I will continue to champion the ideals that this country instilled in me,” she said before making a reference to her son, Jordan, who was shot and killed seven years ago.
Former Rep. Karen Handel (R-Ga.) has said she is vying for McBaths seat and has picked up endorsements from Gov. Brian Kemp and Senators Johnny Isakson and David Perdue, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
In 2018, McBath defeated Handel by less than 1 percent, or around 4,000 votes.
On Friday, Rep. Max Rose (D-N.Y.), who represents another district Trump carried in the 2016 election, said Friday that he will vote in favor of the articles of impeachment, saying “a President coercing a foreign government into targeting American citizens is not just another example of scorched earth politics, it serves as an invitation to the enemies of the United States to come after any citizen, so long as they disagree with the president.”
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