California Democrat from Swing District Comes Out for Impeachment

Washington Free Beacon | 6/18/2019 | Charlie Hoffmann (Posted by) Level 4
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BY: Charlie Hoffmann

Democratic Rep. Katie Porter (Calif.), who flipped a long-held Republican district in the 2018 midterm elections, voiced her support Monday for opening impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump.

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"After weeks of study, deliberation, and conversations with Orange County families, I’ve decided to support an impeachment investigation of the President," Porter said in a video posted on her Twitter feed.

Special Counsel Robert Mueller "presented extensive evidence of obstruction of justice that requires continued investigation by Congress," Porter added.

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A protege of Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.), who taught Porter while she attended Harvard Law School, Porter defeated a two-term Republican incumbent last November and is the first Democrat to represent the Southern California congressional district since it was created in the early 1980s.

Porter’s calls for impeachment make her one of the few congressional Democrats representing a competitive district who are supporting beginning impeachment. New Jersey Democrat Tom Malinowski, who represents the state’s 7th congressional district, told NBC News last month he supports opening impeachment efforts against Trump.

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Malinowski and Porter both represent districts highlighted by the National Republican Congressional Committee as top targets for Congressional Republicans in the 2020 election. Congressman Harley Rouda (D., Calif.), another Democrat representing a potential 2020 swing district, has set a self-imposed deadline of June 30 on whether he will support impeachment.

A spokeswoman for the committee said Porter’s support of impeachment...
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