Fifty-Eight Democrats voted for the measure. We’ll have to see if either of Washington’s ambassadors to NH from the House sided with the minority or did what leadership told them to do.
Teamwork, baby! To help Steve out, I went out and got the info and my, who turned out to be the weasel:
- Annie Kuster: voted yes to the motion to table the motion to impeach
- Carol Shea-Porter: voted “Present“
Kuster fell in line with Pelosi (“Now is not the time” – she waiting for Democrats to retake control of the US House in 2018) AND acted to protect her re-election bid that’s coming up; that’s understandable. But what the heck’s with Shea-Porter? She not running, safely ensconced with her Congressional retirement – why “Present“?? Frankly, this was a dodge vote that she didn’t have to make. With her retirement announcement, she now has the ability to be the Progressive she is and let it all fly. If she had voted “no” (and by proxy, voting YES to impeach Trump), she would have left a solid “track Left” and better burnish her Progressive street cred as a Left icon and “wise lady” (cough cough, ahem) for future gigs to speak to Progressive groups (with honorariums, I bet).