Washington Republican Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler announced on Twitter that she will vote “yes” on the articles of impeachment that will be presented on the House floor Wednesday morning.
“The President’s offenses, in my reading of the Constitution, were impeachable based on the indisputable evidence we already have. I understand the argument that the best course is not to further inflame the country or alienate Republican voters. But I am also a Republican voter. I believe in our Constitution, individual liberty, free markets, charity, life, justice, peace and this exceptional country. I see that my own party will be best served when those among us choose truth,” Herrara Beutler stated. “I believe President Trump acted against his oath of office, so I will vote to impeach him.”
Herrera Beutler joins Liz Cheney of Wyoming, John Katko of New York, Adam Kinzinger of Illinois and Fred Upton of Michigan as House Republicans who have all said they would vote for articles of impeachment. The impeachment articles are expected to gain support of all Democrats, meaning it will pass even without Republican support, but having bipartisan support signifies bipartisan unity condemning Trump’s conduct.