Mikie Sherrill returns to her district and a wave of anger

Mar 2012
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“We sent you to Washington,” a woman began, “to get work done, for us and for our country, and it appears that for the last couple years all that has been going on is investigations.” Sitting in the front, I could almost feel people’s shoulders tense up.

This was Sherrill’s first town hall since the late September start of the formal impeachment inquiry directed at President Donald Trump—triggered, in part, by her, when the new Democratic congresswoman from this state’s 11th District, a mostly suburban Republican stronghold, joined six other moderate freshman members with national security backgrounds and called for impeachment hearings in an op-ed in the Washington Post.

The forceful boos signaled the predicament facing Sherrill and the other centrists who helped flip the House in the 2018. Though many of them ran and won on local issues that attracted moderate Republicans, the explosive impeachment proceedings have generated a centrifugal partisanship that is testing the strength of their cross-party support.

Her support for impeachment, of course, was for the inquiry. How she votes next month remains to be seen.

 
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For a rookie member from the sort of district at the heart of the balance of power in Congress, Sherrill appears to be, at least for now, electorally secure. She has a primary challenger who got in mainly because of her initial reluctance to come out in favor of impeachment. She has a Republican challenger who just got in the other day. Others are still mulling runs. It will be an uphill battle for any and all of them. Prognosticators peg Sherrill as safe.
Sure, Trumpists are going to show up at every Town Hall across the country and raise hell, they have all been given their marching orders by Trump and Right Wing Media, and they are nothing, if not obedient minions.
 
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Sure, Trumpists are going to show up at every Town Hall across the country and raise hell, they have all been givien their marching orders by Trump and Right Wing Media, and they are nothing, if not obedient minions.
She should be fairly safe as others should be as well in these moderate educated districts. Will be interesting to follow them and see how they do in 2020. I did see she and a couple others are being challenged in the primaries, so that will be interesting as well.
 
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“We sent you to Washington,” a woman began, “to get work done, for us and for our country, and it appears that for the last couple years all that has been going on is investigations.” Sitting in the front, I could almost feel people’s shoulders tense up.

This was Sherrill’s first town hall since the late September start of the formal impeachment inquiry directed at President Donald Trump—triggered, in part, by her, when the new Democratic congresswoman from this state’s 11th District, a mostly suburban Republican stronghold, joined six other moderate freshman members with national security backgrounds and called for impeachment hearings in an op-ed in the Washington Post.

The forceful boos signaled the predicament facing Sherrill and the other centrists who helped flip the House in the 2018. Though many of them ran and won on local issues that attracted moderate Republicans, the explosive impeachment proceedings have generated a centrifugal partisanship that is testing the strength of their cross-party support.

Her support for impeachment, of course, was for the inquiry. How she votes next month remains to be seen.

The Democrats will lose the House next year.

For those who can see ... we are watching it play out.

This nonstop Coup attempt has done irraparable damage to the Democrat Party.
 
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“So, if we had a Democratic president who had withheld military aid from a foreign leader who was facing an existential threat—Russia is an existential threat to Ukraine—and then was trying to force that foreign power to investigate an American citizen, namely a son of his political opponent … would I want to hear more about that? Would I want to learn more about that? Would I want to begin an inquiry? Yes. I would.”

The other Democrats in swing states need to hammer this point home to their constituents. That said, “All politics is local”. These districts are going to be left with Hobson’s Choice...
 
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The Democrats will lose the House next year.

For those who can see ... we are watching it play out.

This nonstop Coup attempt has done irraparable damage to the Democrat Party.
And you have what polls to back up your play? Does nothing but your partisan instinct sound about right?
 
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Republicans complaining about congressional investigations?

That right there's funny as hell. ;)
This is all different, different, different, their investigations were all legitimate and Democratic investigations are just evil and illegitimate. :rolleyes:
 
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This is all different, different, different, their investigations were all legitimate and Democratic investigations are just evil and illegitimate. :rolleyes:
That's right.

That's exactly what the evidence or lack thereof has shown and everyone knows it.