It’s frankly a little too soon to tell, though at this early juncture the prognosis is not good for Democrats from pro-Trump districts who voted for impeachment.
A microcosm of the bigger picture may be found in the words of freshman representative Elissa Slotkin (D-Mich), who announced her intention to vote for impeachment at a town hall and was practically booed out of the room. Slotkin nevertheless, said on Monday that she planned to stick to her guns even though it may cost her reelection.
Other Democrats in similar binds have been reluctant to talk about the prospects for reelection. One, Haley Stevens, also from Michigan, went so far as to conceal her face from news cameras after Wednesday’s vote, which may be an even more telling harbinger.
Haley Stevens hides her face from camera when asked about her vote for impeachment..Hiding ..pathetic So this is how the Democrats own it pic.twitter.com/hzy2NXiAAm
— Ruthann (@TeaBoots) December 19, 2019
Hiding one’s face from the press is something that those accused of crimes often do. It’s understandable that vulnerable Democrats may be feeling that they’re in the same boat.