The House of Representatives voted on an impeachment inquiry today and only two Democrats broke with the party against it. Rep. Collin Peterson of Minnesota and Rep. Jeff Van Drew of New Jersey joined all the Republicans in opposing the measure.
Peterson and Van Drew got slammed on Twitter for not sticking with the party.
The 2 Dems who voted against the impeachment proceedings are Collin Peterson of Minnesota and Jeff Van Drew of New Jersey. They are Democrats in name only. And like all DINOs, they need to go extinct from the House of Representatives.
— Eugene Gu, MD (@eugenegu) October 31, 2019
Colin Petersen is an old-white-man-blue-dog-Dem that needs to retire- apparently my email as a constituent had no effect. https://t.co/cBTnntXVmM
— Piratemommy (@Mommypirate2) October 31, 2019
Jesus had Judas, Leonidas has Ephialtes, America had @JeffVanDrew and #ColinPetersen. #Betrayal has hurt the cause but has never stopped it. The #impeachment WILL bring forth the #truth and #History will prove RIGHT those who knew @realDonaldTrump was damaging to the country.
— The Voice Of Reason (@portarican_RT) October 31, 2019
Peterson released a statement following the vote, saying, “I have been hearing from my constituents on both sides of this matter for months, and the escalation of calls this past week just shows me how divided our country really is right now.”
“Today’s vote is both unnecessary, and widely misrepresented in the media and by Republicans as a vote on impeachment,” he continued. “I will not make a decision on impeachment until all the facts have been presented.”
Dem Rep Collin Peterson (D-MN) on voting against the impeachment resolution today: pic.twitter.com/vfKyAfeGYy
— Alex Moe (@AlexNBCNews) October 31, 2019