Democratic Reps. Collin Peterson (Minn.) and Jeff Van Drew (N.J.) broke ranks with their party and voted against the resolution setting out the procedures for President Trump’s impeachment inquiry on Thursday.
Why it matters: Both have long been holdouts on the inquiry and represent districts Trump won in the 2016 presidential election.
By the numbers: 2016 Partisan Voter Index for their districts, via Cook Political Report:
- Van Drew (New Jersey’s 2nd district): Donald Trump: 50.6%, Hillary Clinton: 46.0%
- Peterson (Minnesota’s 7th district): Donald Trump: 61.4%, Hillary Clinton: 30.8%What they’re saying…