Colorado Democrats Were Split On Wednesday’s Trump Impeachment Vote

July 17, 2019
President Donald Trump delivers his first State of the Union address in the House chamber of the U.S. Capitol to a joint session of Congress Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018 in Washington.President Donald Trump delivers his first State of the Union address in the House chamber of the U.S. Capitol to a joint session of Congress Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018 in Washington.Win McNamee/Pool via AP
President Donald Trump delivers his first State of the Union address in the House chamber of the U.S. Capitol to a joint session of Congress Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018 in Washington.

Democrats in Colorado's Congressional delegation were divided over a resolution to impeach the president.

Reps. Diana DeGette and Joe Neguse voted to consider the articles of impeachment resolution against President Donald Trump.

"At some point, you have to say: enough is enough," DeGette said in a statement. "It’s beyond time to launch an impeachment inquiry and this bill should have been referred to the Judiciary committee for consideration."

Meanwhile, Reps. Ed Perlmutter and Jason Crow voted to table them, joining their Republican counterparts Reps. Ken Buck, Scott Tipton and Doug Lamborn.

Both Crow and Perlmutter condemned the president's behavior in statements, but went on to say that Congress first needed to complete an investigation.

"President Trump continues to prove he is not up to that task, but a desire to remove this President from office cannot supersede the Constitutional responsibility to conduct a thorough and fact-based investigation so the American people have full confidence in the process," Crow's statement said.

"The House needs to continue our constitutional duty to hold this administration accountable, which is why six committees are continuing their investigatory work into the President and his administration," Perlmutter said in a statement.

In all, 137 Democrats joined every Republican representative in voting to table the impeachment resolution, while 95 Democrats supported moving forward.

The vote highlights the divisions in the Democratic Party on how to deal with the president.