Tulsi Gabbard on Trump impeachment: 'I could not in good conscience vote either yes or no'
By: Bart Jansen, Nicholas Wu and Savannah Behrmann
Obviously wasn't convinced.........beyond a shadow of a doubt either way. Actually used her head instead of "feelings".
“I am standing in the center and have decided to vote Present. I could not in good conscience vote against impeachment because I believe President Trump is guilty of wrongdoing. I also could not in good conscience vote for impeachment because removal of a sitting President must not be the culmination of a partisan process, fueled by tribal animosities that have so gravely divided our country,” Gabbard said.
Earlier Wednesday, she introduced a resolution to instead censure Trump, which expresses strong disapproval of conduct, whereas impeachment could result in removal from office.
Gabbard said she worked for the best interests of the country whether in the military or in Congress.
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Hawaiian State Sen. Kai Kahele, who is running mostly uncontested to replace Gabbard in the U.S. House, slammed her “present” votes.
“Clearly her vote is unacceptable. It’s disappointing,” he told USA TODAY on a call. “The two most consequential votes a member of Congress will ever take are to send our troops into harm’s way...and a vote to impeach the president of the United States”
“That’s not what the taxpayers of Hawaii sent her here for,” Kahele added.