Conservative Leader Praises Peterson’s ‘No’ Vote on Impeachment, Calls on 17 More Democrats to Show the Same Courage
Jeff Webb, chairman of the New American Populist, praised Rep. Collin Peterson’s (D-MN-7) announcement over the weekend that he intends to vote “No” on the Articles of Impeachment expected to be brought for a vote on the floor of the House some time this week.
“Last week I called on Rep. Peterson to be a profile in courage and announce before the vote that he will vote against this Congressional abuse of power and cast a ‘no’ ballot on impeachment,” Webb said on Sunday.
“I congratulate Rep. Peterson for putting his country first, and not his party, by publicly announcing his opposition to this partisan vote that will further divide an already dangerously polarized nation,” Webb continued.
“I now call on 17 additional Democrats to follow Rep. Peterson’s example and unify our splintered country by voting no on these outrageously dishonest and unfair articles of impeachment. Impeachment is taking up all the oxygen and preventing Congress from doing good things for middle class Americans,” he added.
With the public statements of two Democrats—Rep. Peterson and Rep. Jeff Van Drew (D-NJ-2)—that they will oppose impeachment, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi can now potentially count on a maximum of only 232 votes—231 Democrats and one Independent to vote yes, which is only 16 votes more than the 216 votes she will need to rush this divisive impeachment sham through the House.
Webb went on to call out, by name, the 17 House Democrats who should show the same kind of courage Peterson did and vote no on impeachment, choosing country over party:
Rep. Abby Finkenaur (D-IA-1)
Rep. Dave Loebsack (D-IA-2)
Rep. Cindy Axne (D-IA-3)
Rep. Lauren Underwood (D-IL-14)
Rep. Cheri Bustos (D-IL-17)
Rep. Jared Golden (D-ME-2)
Rep. Elissa Slotkin (D-MI-8)
Rep. Hale Stevens (D-MI-11)
Rep. Chris Pappas (D-NH-1)
Rep. Xochitl Torres Small (D-NM-2)
Rep. Anthony Brindisi (D-NY-22)
Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D-OH-9)
Rep. Kendra Horn (D-OK-5)
Rep. Joe Cunningham (D-SC-1)
Rep. Ben McAdams (D-UT-4)
Rep. Ron Kind (D-WI-3)
Rep. Abigail Spanberger (D-VA-7)
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