From State Senator and 14th District congressional hopeful State Senator Sue Rezin:
TWO WEEKS: UNDERWOOD VS. UNDERWOOD ON IMPEACHMENT
August 5, 2019, Congresswoman Lauren Underwood on a Vox Podcast:
Regarding impeachment Underwood said: “It’s been like this endless bickering. They (people in her district) don’t really know who’s at fault (they don’t) care because it’s not addressing the core issues affecting their family, and it feels like more of the same, right?”
“We need to move forward in a way that brings the community with us, because if I act unilaterally, or what’s perceived as unilaterally and leave my community behind, then it looks like a power grab,” she added. “And then I’m no better than him, being the president. And that’s not what we’re here for.”
August 20, 2019, With no high crimes or misdemeanors by the President uncovered since Lauren Underwood’s statement two weeks ago, she has flip flopped completely and joined her progressive resistance colleagues in the House by calling for an impeachment inquiry against the President. Why?
1. Because she is capitulating to the national left-wing resistance organizations who selected her as one of a handful of candidates for massive campaign help in 2018.
2. Because she really is a member of the “progressive resistance” in Congress.
The Democrat House majority in Congress has had the opportunity to legislatively pass anything and everything benefiting the people they serve through the House. But they have passed virtually nothing.
“Lauren Underwood has put partisan political posturing ahead of getting results for the people she was elected to serve,” said Republican challenger State Senator Sue Rezin.
“These ‘progressive resistanc’” Democrats have squandered their House majority.
“Not passing reforms on vital concerns such as the high cost of prescription drugs, a needed national infrastructure program or securing our border is just lip service.
“Instead they have focused on an avalanche of subpoenas and endless investigations as a partisan obsession with overturning the 2016 election at the cost of millions to the taxpayers of this country.”
Rezin also notes there is a presidential election in 14 months—about the time it would take both the House and Senate to complete an impeachment process.
The country would be far better off if Democrats would take up their issues with President Trump in the election and put their House majority to good use doing the people’s business as opposed to hijacking the interests of those they were elected to serve for partisan advantage in the upcoming election.
On July 11, 2019, the Washington Post wrote:
“What’s remarkable on this chart are the scores for Tlaib, Pressley and Omar, all of whom have noticeably liberal voting records, even relative to the lean of their districts.
“They can’t compare, though, with Rep. Lauren Underwood (D-Ill.), who represents a Republican-leaning district (after defeating a Republican incumbent last year) and has one of the most liberal voting records. Underwood is an outlier in her caucus.”
What has happened today is that Lauren Underwood has fully revealed the degree to which she puts partisan advantage over the interests of those she was elected to serve. That is what this election is all about.