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House Republicans have been united recently, opposed to Democratic attempts to impeach President Donald Trump.
All Republicans voted against opening an impeachment inquiry into the president, a remarkable display of unity in what has been a fractured caucus in years past. Still, even in the midst of impeachment proceedings, the House still has votes to take, and if the past is any indicator, these five Republicans may briefly switch sides.
Elise Stefanik: The congresswoman from upstate New York is becoming a celebrity on the Right because of her repeated clashes with House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff, but her voting record shows her to be the most liberal member of the Republican caucus. Stefanik was one of eight Republicans to vote for the Equality Act, which would among other items, require the inclusion of biological males in female sports. She also signed a discharge petition last year in an attempt to force a vote to give amnesty to illegal immigrants, opposed Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord, and is a supporter of Net Neutrality. Additionally, Stefanik scores just 24%, according to Conservative Review’s scorecard, 29% according to Club for Growth, and 39% according to Heritage Action for America. (RELATED: ‘Holy Cow’: Adam Schiff Spars With Jim Jordan, Elise Stefanik At Second Impeachment Hearing)
Congresswoman Elise Stefanik speaks onstage during Fortune’s Most Powerful Women Summit – Day 1 at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel on October 12, 2015 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Paul Morigi/Getty Images for Fortune/Time Inc)
Will Hurd: The outgoing Texas congressman made waves at the beginning of the year for his staunch opposition to the president’s proposed border wall. Hurd even went as far as to call the border crisis “a myth.” While Hurd has opposed additional border security measures, he has repeatedly supported amnesty for illegal immigrants, and was one of eight Republicans to join all Democrats in voting for the Equality Act. Hurd also opposed Republican efforts to repeal Obamacare in 2017. Additionally, conservative groups give Hurd low marks. Heritage Action gives Hurd a score of 31%, while Conservative Review scores him at 26%, and Club for Growth gives him a score of 46%. (RELATED: Don’t Buy Into The Hype About Republicans Losing Texas)
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