Cindy Axne Says She Will Support Both Articles of Impeachment Against President Trump


WASHINGTON, D.C.  —  Both of Iowa’s freshman Congresswomen will vote in favor of articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump.

On Tuesday afternoon, Congresswoman Cindy Axne announced that she will vote ‘yes’ in a House vote scheduled for Wednesday.  Axne’s announcement came minutes after Congresswoman Abby Finkenauer announced that she, too, will vote ‘yes’. Congressman Dave Loebsack also announced his support for impeachment in a statement released later on Tuesday.

Republican Congressman Steve King is expected to vote against the articles of impeachment.

Axne released this statement Tuesday explaining her vote:

“I came to Congress to work for middle class Iowans — getting people better health care and better-paying jobs while making the federal government more accountable.

When I took the oath of office, I swore to protect the Constitution and our democracy. After carefully reviewing the evidence presented from the House Judiciary and Intelligence committees, it’s clear the President abused his power by using $400 million in taxpayer money for his own personal, political gain and obstructed justice by ordering his administration to refuse to testify or provide subpoenaed documents.

That’s why today, I am announcing my support for the articles of impeachment.

While the impeachment process continues, I will continue my work to lower health care and drug costs, increase access to job training programs, and help our neighbors affected by natural disasters.”


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