Impeaching a president is one of the most serious votes a Member of Congress will cast.
It should not be done lightly nor should it be done with an eye towards political allegiance.
As Rep. Lucy McBath (D-GA) said, "...I must vote my conscience. And I will do so with a
heavy heart and a grieving soul."
Rep. Elissa Slotkin (D-MI) boldly and unapologetically told her voters she will vote for impeachment. Elissa is in a tough district. Trump carried that district by 7 points. As soon as she claimed her victory in 2016, the GOP already had her seat targeted for 2020.
This is not the first time that Elissa has been on the front lines. In her prior role at the CIA , Elissa worked alongside the U.S. military during three tours in Iraq as a military expert. She has
devoted her career to protecting our country from national security threats. Elissa said she was trained to make "hard calls on things, even if they are unpopular, if we believe the security of the country is at stake."
She has acknowledged that her decision to support impeachment may end her political career.
But she put country over politics. There are 30 other Democrats, like Elissa, who won their House races in districts Trump carried in 2016.
Now they had to make the tough call, too.
She is a role model, not just for her Democratic colleagues, but her GOP colleagues as well.
Elissa is a
thoughtful and passionate Representative. Even as the House has been consumed with impeachment, she has introduced legislation to prevent Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos from implementing rule changes to Title IX, which will have a chilling effect on students' willingness to come forward with allegations of sexual misconduct.
We need Elissa in Congress. She took the tough stand for our us and for our democracy.
Will YOU be there for her and the others who will also put principle over politics?
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