House Democrats in Trump-won districts comfortable moving ahead with impeachment despite political peril

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A swath of House Democrats in districts President Trump won in 2016 say they are ready to vote for his impeachment, no matter the political peril.

Thirty-one Democratic lawmakers find themselves in that position after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday announced the House will pursue articles of impeachment against Trump for his “failure to faithfully execute the law,” related to the Ukraine aid affair and possibly other issues.

Those 31 lawmakers have been top Democratic lawmakers since the 2018 elections when Democrats won their first House majority in eight years. Republicans would need to flip about 20 seats to win back a House majority, going before voters at the same time Trump is up for a second term.

Vulnerable Democrats say they’re alright moving ahead with impeachment votes.