With congressional representatives’ busy schedules and trips to-and-from Washington D.C., there’s often not a lot of time for constituents to hold their elected officials feet to the fire.
But Oklahoma Rep. Kendra Horn’s constituents found the perfect opportunity to do just that.
Earlier this week, Horn got an earful from her district voters, who confronted her at a Town Hall meeting. A majority of the backlash came from her pro-impeachment stance, siding with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in her war against President Donald Trump.
“As an independent voter, I think you’re in a lot of trouble if you vote for this impeachment,” Susan Jaslow told Horn. It’s worth noting that, per a Daily Caller report, that Jaslow voted for Horn in 2018, but will not do so if she proceeds with an impeachment vote.
When Horn tried to wiggle her way out of a definite “yes” vote on impeachment, others that were in the crowd jumped in.
“We’re mad as hell. Why did you allow this sham to go on?” one asked.
“You’re in a lot of trouble if you vote for this,” another said.
“Get back to work for the American people!” yet another stated.
Watch the tense exchange:
Democrat Rep. Kendra Horn blasted by constituents outraged by the Democrats' partisan impeachment effort:
"We're mad as hell. Why did you allow this sham to go on?"
"You're in a lot of trouble if you vote for this"
"Get back to work for the American people!" pic.twitter.com/nEW3sMAXAC
— Chris Martin (@chrisjdmartin) December 13, 2019
The polls show that Horn really is in trouble if she votes for a Trump impeachment, as her district was won by Trump in the 2016 election. It’ll be tough to win again in 2020.
Nancy Pelosi is marching members of her caucus off the plank and into the abyss.
Impeachment is killing her freshman members and polling proves it.
Here’s data on Rep. Kendra Horn (OK-5).
More to come on other members soon.
Say goodbye to your majority, Nancy! pic.twitter.com/5hsvB1phIb
— Brad Parscale (@parscale) December 5, 2019
Whatever way she votes, Horn in a serious bind. Either she support impeaching Trump, saves face with fellow Democrats, and risks getting voted out by an upset voter base or she votes to not impeach Trump, loses favor with Pelosi, and risks getting voted out in a district that Trump won.
Horn is between a rock and a hard place.
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