Andrews Supports Trump Impeachment Articles

Jun 21, 2018

Naomi Andrews, a Democrat running for the 1st Congressional District, is a former chief of staff to U.S. Rep. Carol Shea-Porter, D-NH.
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Congressional candidate Naomi Andrews says she shares the same values as Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter—her former boss—right down to supporting an effort to impeach President Trump.

Shea-Porter co-sponsored impeachment articles back in December. The Republican-dominated House quickly rejected the effort.

Andrews, one of nine Democrats running to succeed Shea-Porter in the 1st Congressional District, was asked about it during her interview Thursday on The Exchange "Race for the 1st" series.

 

“If I were in Congress right now I would do the exact same thing," she said. "I would sign onto these articles of impeachment, however, understanding, they’re not going anywhere."

 

With House Speaker Paul Ryan, she says any articles of impeachment alleging Trump is unfit for office are not going anywhere in 2018. Andrews says she's cautiously optimistic that Democrats will win control of the House, and then, maybe a different conversation will occur.

 

Some Democrats have played down talk of impeachment out of concern it helps Trump rally the Republican Party base.

 

Andrews is a former chief of staff for the four-term congresswoman. Shea-Porter endorsed her.

 

The 1st District is a district that Trump won in 2016. Republican candidates Bruce Crochetiere, Eddie Edwards, and Andy Sanborn are trying to muster similar grassroots support in a mid-term election year.