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.”