Democrat Pushes Back Against Impeachment: 'I Didn't Run' to 'Impeach the President'
Democrat Rep. Cindy Axne reveals why she really ran
Despite Axne's remarks, she has, however, backed the Democrats' impeachment inquiry.
Axne met with constituents in Mount Ayr, Iowa, to discuss the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), and support of the impeachment inquiry against President Trump.
Rep. Axne was asked by one Iowa constituent if she has voted for impeachment to formalize the rules and systems surrounding the impeachment inquiry.
Amongst the 230 Democrats that voted for that resolution that would advance the impeachment inquiry, Rep. Axne was one of them.
Rep. Axne said, “No, no.”
The Democrat was then asked whether she backs the impeachment inquiry against President Trump.
Rep. Axne replied:
“What I’m for is doing the hard work for the people of this district."
"I didn’t run for this seat to impeach the president. Go back and check my 18 months of running for this office; there is nothing in there about that," she concluded.
Congresswoman Axne represents one of the 31 congressional districts that Trump won during the 2016 presidential election.
The Democrats, however, flipped those districts during the 2018 midterm elections.
The freshman Democrat also revealed that House Democrats “are very close to” passing the USMCA through Congress’ lower chamber.
“I’m out here working hard to make sure rural America has what it needs and that we are serving its farmers,” she explained.
Axne reiterated her support for impeachment in October by suggesting she swore an oath to protect the Constitution.
“First and foremost, as much as my job is dedicated to helping the people here in Iowa — and that’s my priority — I took an oath and swore that I would protect the Constitution,” she said.
Last week, Neon Nettle reported that Trump's voter approval turned positive thanks to a massive revolt against impeachment by independents, according to a new survey.
The Emerson Poll found that 48% approve of Trump, while 47% do not.
Additionally, public support for the president's impeachment is now negative, as finding that echoes other recent pollings.
Emerson said the fundamental change has been among independent voters.
"President Trump’s approval has increased in the last month with 48% approval and 47% disapproval, a bounce from 43% approval in the last Emerson National poll in October," according to the analysis shared after Wednesday's testimony of Gordon Sondland, the U.S. ambassador to the European Union.