6 House Democrats Hang With President Trump And Pelosi Is Going To Be Mad
Late last week we talked about the 31 Democrats that represent districts that President Trump won in 2016 and how much trouble they are in with their constituents. We’ve also discussed the Democrats that are have been scorched by their constituents at town halls.
Well, over the weekend despite the impeachment hearings going on in the House you’ll never guess who joined President Trump at the White House Holiday Ball. House Democrats Antonion Delgado, Susie Lee, Elaine Luria, Jim Costa, Josh Harder, Gil Cisneros, and Independent Justin Amash. Oh, and Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis)was there as well. Of course, her spokesman claims there is no link but let’s be real Trump won Wisconsin and polls show he is incredibly popular there.
Axios reported this about the attending Democrats:
- Antonio Delgado (NY-19): Trump won the district in 2016. Delgado is a first-term congressman and defeated a Republican incumbent in a close contest. Delgado is also the first African-American or Hispanic representative from upstate New York. His staff did not respond to requests for comment.
- Susie Lee (NV-3): Trump won the district in 2016. Lee is a first-term congresswoman who managed to keep the seat in Democrats’ hands in a close general election race. Lee’s staff previously said she’s undecided on impeachment. A spokesperson confirmed that Lee attended the ball, saying it was a way to demonstrate that “she’s committed to being a bipartisan problem solver through and through.”
- Elaine Luria (VA-2): Trump won the district in 2016. Luria is Navy veteran and a first-term congresswoman who unseated a Republican incumbent in a tight race. Her staff did not respond to requests for comment.
- Jim Costa (CA-16): Trump lost the district in 2016. Costa has served in Congress since 2005, in the 20th and now the 16th districts. He represents an agricultural area. Costa could not be reached for comment.
- Josh Harder (CA-10) Trump lost the district in 2016. Harder is a first-term congressman who unseated a Republican incumbent in a close race. His staff did not respond to requests for comment.
- Gil Cisneros (CA-39): Trump lost the district in 2016. Cisneros is a first-term congressman. He is also a Navy veteran, former Republican and a lottery winner. Cisneros’ chief of staff Nic Jordan did not deny his boss attended the White House party, but shared tweets, including this one by CNN’s Manu Raju, emphasizing that Cisneros will vote for impeachment, even though he may get “some blowback,” because “this is about national security.”
I think what a senior White House official said put’s things into perspective, “It’s kind of odd to be voting to say the guy is a clear and present danger to the globe but I’m going to come and hang out at the White House for a black-tie affair.”
In this political climate, Democrats don’t just show up at a White House event sponsored by the President. Those Democrats wanted to be there so that their constituents knew that they attended and had their pictures taken to prove it. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi can say whatever she wants, impeachment is unpopular and the Democrats are going to pay a price if they don’t support President Trump.