Congressional Democrats from across New York endorsed moving forward impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump.
But what will the political fallout be for some of these lawmakers? It may be too soon to tell.
Rep. Antonio Delgado became the most prominent of the battleground incumbents to endorse an impeachment inquiry against Trump on Tuesday, pointing to the president’s admitted push to have Ukrainian officials investigate the business dealings of Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden.
Delgado said he was alarmed that Trump may have sought to tie foreign aid to the investigation.
“Having taken an oath of office before God and my fellow citizens to support and defend the Constitution of the United States, I can only conclude that Congress move forward with articles of impeachment,” Delgado said in a statement released through his office.
Delgado was soon joined by fellow upstate Democrats Paul Tonko, Sean Patrick Maloney, Joe Morelle, Tom Suozzi and Gregory Meeks in support of an impeachment inquiry.