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Democrat Congressman Says Constituents Are Focused on Issues Other Than Impeachment

A member of Congress said that his constituents are largely focused on issues other than impeachment.

Rep. Dan Kildee (D-Mich.), the chief deputy whip, said that hes hearing about “kitchen table” issues.

“Mostly, I hear that they want us to work on issues like the prescription drug prices, trade, and the economy,” Kildee said during a Dec. 5 appearance on Fox News “Americas Newsroom. “They do offer their thoughts on this and I think thats positive, but mostly the American people want us to work on the issues that affect them at the kitchen table every day.”

Kildee said that he agreed with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), speaking shortly after she announced the House Judiciary Committee would draft articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump.

“I happen to agree with the Speaker, that the information that we got through Intelligence Committee and then the testimony from the expert witnesses yesterday, paint a fairly clear picture that Congress has one remedy for a president who is engaged in these sort of actions and that is the impeachment process,” Kildee said, referring to four law professors who testified.

Like most Democrats, though, he resisted committing to a vote for impeachment, saying it depends whats in the articles.

“I want to see what those articles include and make a judgement based on whether or not the facts support the allegations that would be included in those articles,” he said.

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President Donald Trump speaks with reporters on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington before departing to NATO meetings in Europe, on Dec. 2, 2019. (Alex Brandon/AP Photo)

“We dont all agree within our own caucus on some of the specifics,” he noted.

Kildee said Trump may be obstructing the inquiry by not allowing some current and former officials to testify in the inquiry. The White House said that the impeachment process hasnt been fair and said witnesses in the administration are protected by executive privilege.

Rep. Andy Biggs (R-Ariz.) also appeared on the show shortly after Pelosis announcement and accused her of lying.

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