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Impeachment Caucus Launches Bid to Take Over Dem Party

Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA), who has voted for impeachment twice, announced her candidacy to chair the House Democratic caucus in the wake of Rep. Joe Crowley's (D-NY) defeat.

By NTK Staff | 07.23.2018 @5:30pm
Impeachment Caucus Launches Bid to Take Over Dem Party

The anti-Trump impeachment mob will execute its most ambitious bid for power yet, with Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA) announcing that she will run for chair of the House Democratic caucus. Rep. Joe Crowley (D-NY) previously held the leadership post, but will vacate it due to his primary loss to the insurgent Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

Lee has twice voted to bring Rep. Al Green’s (D-TX) impeachment proceedings against President Trump to the floor.

In December 2017, she joined 57 of her colleagues in voting to move impeachment proceedings forward. And 65 joined her in January 2018, when the measure came up again.

In an interview with Politico, Lee said that she is running to increase African-American representation in the party’s leadership:

When you look at the history of the Democratic Party and the Democratic leadership, African-American women … we’ve been the backbone of the Democratic Party — we should be in the face of leadership also.

A Lee victory may not instantly give the rest of House Democrats impeachment fever, but it would make the movement hard to resist. As the leadership battle plays out, the California Democrat could be one to watch.

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