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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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Luckeycat24 131 days ago
Jackie is doing a great job. Early on I voted against her but she has proven she deserves to go to Washington to represent us.
mcgees Luckeycat24 129 days ago
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mcgees Luckeycat24 129 days ago
And what has she done except be a shill for a for an incompetent, racist, psycho liar of a president?
mcgees 132 days ago
If she didn't look so much like Tootsie, she could be taken seriously. She is just another spineless Trump lackey.
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