Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick will vote against the impeachment of President Donald Trump. The decision comes nearly three months after reports of a whistleblower surfaced in the national media.
Fitzpatrick’s chief of staff confirmed the Congressman’s position in a short statement to WBCB 1490 Thursday afternoon.
“The Congressman will be voting against impeachment,” it stated.
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi unveiled two articles of impeachment against the president earlier this week. One is for abuse of power and the other is for obstruction of Congress.
Fitzpatrick voted in late October against House Resolution 660, which opened an official impeachment inquiry after a series of private hearings. The House voted nearly along party lines 232 to 196, with two Democrats joining Republicans.
Six weeks later, not many minds have changed. However, eight Democrats have indicated they are uncertain on how they will vote on the final charges.
The House Judiciary Committee is poised to vote on impeachment Friday after a break at 11 p.m.
“We want to do it in broad daylight,” said Rep. Jamie Raskin, a Democrat from Maryland, on CNN. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi called the facts “irrefutable,” before the 14-hour-long debate.
While the House will likely impeach the president, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Thursday there is “no chance” Trump will be removed from office.
“The case is so darn weak coming from the House,” McConnell told Sean Hannity. “We know how it’s going to end.”