House Democrats in Trump districts risk it all with impeachment vote

CQ On Congress, Ep. 180

Rep. Elissa Slotkin, D-Mich., talks to reporters after a meeting of the House Democratic Caucus in the Capitol on Tuesday Dec. 17, 2019. (Photo by Caroline Brehman/CQ Roll Call)



Elissa Slotkin is one of 31 House Democrats who represents a district Trump won in 2016. Nearly all of them voted to impeach Trump this week. But Slotkin’s decision is not sitting well with some of her constituents, which  Republicans hope will hurt her in the next election. CQ Roll Call reporter Simone Pathe reports from Slotkin's district. Then, CQ Roll Call reporter Bridget Bowman, who covered the impeachment vote, joins the podcast to explain what comes next. 



Show notes: 

Impeachment chicken: Pelosi, McConnell and the battle for leverage over a Senate trial

Articles of impeachment not headed to Senate imminently

Their voters backed Trump. They voted to impeach him. Now what?

How House members who are most vulnerable in 2020 voted on impeachment

Facing pro-Trump chants, Elissa Slotkin explains support for impeachment

These Democrats helped launch the impeachment inquiry. What’s their next move?


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