Less than 24 hours after they voted on rules for impeachment, Republicans are targeting vulnerable Democrats. This has the potential to end the Democrats’ House majority nd Speaker Pelosi’s time with the gavel.
This time, it’s like she doesn’t have the strength to fend off her AOC + 3 adversaries. There are too many far left leftists in the Democratic Party for her to handle. If she can’t herd these cats, and if Collin Peterson is facing a difficult fight in northwest Minnesota, that’s proof that the Democrat Party has changed dramatically.
“The Democrats are so blinded by their personal hatred of President Trump that they’re willing to sacrifice all work on the issues voters care about, just to have one last shot at removing him from office to avenge their 2016 loss,” said CLF President Dan Conston. “Now that they’ve cast their votes in favor of marching headfirst into impeachment, vulnerable Democrats have shown voters there is zero difference whatsoever between them and the radical leftists fighting tooth and nail to impeach this president.”
The Democrats can’t relate to blue collar Americans anymore. They’ve definitely changed their identity. This is one of the ways that vulnerable Democrats are getting hit:
.@RepBrindisi just proved he couldn’t care less about his constituents (who elected Trump by 15 points, by the way)
— Congressional Leadership Fund (@CLFSuperPAC) October 31, 2019
Conor Lamb, D-Pa., who won his seat in a competitive 2018 special election, is one of the higher-profile Democrats targeted by the campaign. On Thursday, he said his vote for the impeachment rules resolution was simply to establish rules for the investigation and that he had not yet made up his mind if he would vote to impeach Trump.
“This resolution sets the rules for the upcoming hearings. I believe everyone benefits from clear rules, so I voted yes. I have not made any decision about impeachment, nor will I until all the evidence is in,” he said in a statement. “I do believe that Russia is a major threat to the United States in Ukraine and around the world, and our oath requires us to put our country first, always.”
I don’t think Lamb is getting helped by this:
Brauer notes that in Lamb’s first two victories, he positioned himself as a moderate in an area in which Trump garnered and maintains significant support. “Lamb avoided running against Trump as much as possible, and he even claimed that he liked Trump. However, since taking office, Lamb’s actions and voting record have been to the contrary, as he has been a highly reliable Democratic vote for the House majority,” Brauer said.
Back in 2010, I said that Tarryl Clark had acquired the worst thing that a DFL moderate could acquire. That thing is called a voting record. Once they’ve got one, they’re never a moderate again.