Vulnerable House Democrats counting on lag time between impeachment votes and Election Day 2020

With a House vote on impeaching President Trump looming, Democrats in some of the most vulnerable districts are hoping constituents move on to other issues by fall of next year.

The House Judiciary Committee on Friday approved two impeachment articles, for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. The full House is expected to vote to impeach Trump next week. Looking to a January trial, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Kentucky Republican, has said there is “no chance” his chamber will vote to remove Trump from office.

And that timeline works fine for Democratic House members in districts Trump won in 2016.

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