WASHINGTON — The only Democrat representing Oklahoma Congress, U.S. Rep. Kendra Horn, has yet to make a decision regarding the impeachment of President Donald Trump.
“I’m taking time to review the articles,” said Horn. “They just came out [Tuesday] morning. We’re dealing with some very serious and important issues here, and I want to make sure that I take everything into account.”
Charles Finochiarro, associate director of the Carl Albert Congressional Research and Studies Center at the University of Oklahoma, said it’s not surprising.
“Politically, the signal that it sends is ‘I’m sort of an impartial judge on this. I want to wait until we can see what the evidence shows,’” said Finocchiaro. “It doesn’t show a rush to judgment and it gives her plenty of options until you see exactly what the final language looks like on those articles of impeachment.”
Horn sits in a district that voted for President Donald Trump by 13.4 points back in 2016. She and 28 other democrats have yet to comment on impeachment; however, Horn may be in a trickier spot than others because she sits in the most competitive seat in the U.S., where she won with just 0.3% of the vote.
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