Yesterday effectively kicked off the very first impeachment hearing in the House Judiciary Committee.
Trump’s close confidant and former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski was the first—and so far only—witness to testify, and no bombshells were dropped. But it’s clear the push for impeachment is heating up: 146 Democrats currently support it publicly, including a dozen sitting in seats that are toss-ups for 2020.
Among these courageous swing-seat Democrats are six freshman women from districts that Donald Trump won in 2016, or that went very narrowly to Hillary Clinton and flipped last year.
They’re on our Women Without Fear: Swing Seats for Impeachment slate, and to thank them for taking a stand we want to give them a fundraising boost this week as impeachment hearings get underway.
- Ann Kirkpatrick (AZ-2): Despite being a D+5 district for Hillary in 2016, AZ-2 went to the incumbent Republican that year. Democrats flipped it last year by 9 points, but that margin could evaporate in a presidential year.
- Katie Hill (CA-25): Again, this D+7 district for Hillary went red at the Congressional level in 2016 by slightly less than 7 points. Democrats flipped it last year by 9 points.
- Katie Porter (CA-45): The 2016 margin for this district was D+5 for Hillary, but the former Republican incumbent—Mimi Walters, who Katie Porter beat in 2018 by 4 points—trounced the Democratic challenger that year by 17 points.
- Lucy McBath (GA-6): This district went to Trump by a slim 2 points in 2016, and the Democratic Congressional candidate that year picked up barely a third of the vote. But Lucy McBath squeaked out a 1 point victory in 2018.
- Lauren Underwood (IL-14): Trump won this district by 5 points and Republican Congressional candidates have dominated, historically winning 60-70% of the vote. But Lauren Underwood flipped it by 5 points.
- Kim Schrier (WA-8): This is another district Democrats flipped by 5 points in 2018, even though Republicans usually win two-thirds of the Congressional vote. It was D+3 for Hillary in 2016.
Clearly, there’s a lot of uncertainty in these districts, but these six women aren’t letting that sway them from doing what’s right: calling on their colleagues in Congress to do what obviously needs to be done and impeach Donald Trump.