Rep. Jackie Walorski talks filing for re-election, impeachment proceedings

NOW: Rep. Jackie Walorski talks filing for re-election, impeachment proceedings

SOUTH BEND, Ind.—U.S. Congresswoman Jackie Walorski, R-District 2, has filed for re-election.

Walorski was live in ABC57’s studio on Wednesday to discuss her re-election bid as well as other topics, including the Senate’s impeachment trial of President Donald Trump.

Walorski has represented Indiana's 2nd District since January 2013.

The effects of the ongoing impeachment trial, Walorski said, have been felt all over Washington throughout the last year.

“It’s partisan politics as its absolute worst,” Walorski said. “The Democrats said from day one when President Trump was elected they are going to impeachment him one way or another.”

Walorski went on to call the impeachment trial a “partisan charade.”

Walorski herself has voted no on impeachment multiple times, she said on Wednesday, adding that she and her fellow congress members have still been able to get work done despite the proceedings on items like the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA).

“I filed a bill last year when we had kids killed at a bus stop,” Walorski said. “The things we said we’re doing, we’re going to them. But this [impeachment] is a distraction.”

Walorski spoke on the House floor about the USMCA and she voted to approve it.

“Our trading partners, Mexico and Canada, have always been stable trading partners. But when President Trump came in, he basically said you’re under a bad deal, we’re going to renegotiate a deal with our neighbors,” Walorski said.

A paid time off bill and “pro-family” and “pro-worker” bill is next up for Walorski in 2020, the congresswoman said.

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