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1st District GOP candidate oppose impeachment of President Trump

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Wednesday, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to impeach President Donald J. Trump (R). Not one Republican member of Congress voted for either Article of Impeachment. Republican candidates for the open House District one seat expressed their opposition to the impeachment as well.

“Today’s impeachment of President Trump is a national travesty,” said former State Senator and congressional candidate Bill Hightower. “The radical Left has been out to get Donald Trump from day-one and today they sent a clear message to voters that they are more concerned with their political vendetta than actually getting things done for the American people. The American people deserve better than they are getting from this do-nothing Democrat-led House of Representatives. I am running for Congress to be an ally of President Trump and support his agenda to build the wall on our southern border, bring back manufacturing jobs, and fight for our Christian values.”

First Congressional District candidate Wes Lambert said, “It must be frustrating to know that even after they drag him through this circus show baseless impeachment our President Donald J. Trump is still going to win in 2020. The American people are not fooled as easily as the Dems thought.”

“Today was impeachment day,” Lambert said after the vote. “The impeachment vote will go a long way in shaping America as we go forward. The Democrats are trying to do the unthinkable and impeach the President without any evidence of wrongdoing. This is a sham and a farce. We as Republicans need to continue to stand behind our President Trump and vote out the Democrats that are alienating this country. I voted for the President in the primary and continue to support our great President today.”

First Congressional candidate State Representative Chris Pringle said on social media, “Today is a deeply sad day in American history, radical Democrats in Congress are voting to impeach our President. We have to fight back.”

“They may have impeached our President, but we will vote for him again in 2020!,” said Congressional candidate and Mobile County Commissioner Jerry Carl. “I’m glad President Trump is standing strong against this impeachment sham. Liberals in Congress are focused on trying to harm the President, instead of doing the work they were elected to do.”

John Castorani is also running for the vacant First Congressional District.
Incumbent Congressman Bradley Byrne (R-Montrose) is giving up his seat to run for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Doug Jones (D).

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Congressman Byrne voted against both impeachment resolutions.

The winner of the Republican primary will face the winner of the Alabama Democratic primary in the general election.

James Averhart, Kiani A. Gardner, and Rick Collins are running for the Democratic nomination in the First District.

Alabama’s First Congressional District has been in Republican hands since 1964.

Written By

Brandon Moseley is a former reporter at the Alabama Political Reporter.

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