On the day the U.S. House of Representatives is expected to vote to impeach President Donald Trump, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said she backs that move.
The governor previously said she supports the impeachment inquiry. At a roundtable with reporters Wednesday afternoon, the Advance asked Whitmer if she supported the vote. Whitmer noted U.S. Rep. Elissa Slotkin (D-Holly), a former CIA analyst who flipped a GOP district in 2018 and announced at a Monday town hall that she supported both articles of impeachment.
“You know, I’ve watched with great interest — Elissa Slotkin, my congresswoman — how she navigated, how she did her due diligence and how she came to her decision. And frankly, how she engaged with the public about all of those pieces and I have a great deal of admiration for her.
“And if I were in her position and was having to make that choice, I, too, would make the vote that she is going to be making, so yes.”
Trump is slated to hold a rally in Battle Creek on Wednesday night.