Slotkin has made past comments that the party should come before the country. She did reassure her constituents that she is sincere in her want to impeach the President even though it goes against their wishes.
Rep. Elissa Slotkin, D-Mich., faced a rowdy audience at a community meeting Monday, as she explained her newly announced decision to support the impeachment of President Trump.
When an audience-submitted question asked why it is a problem for the president to investigate possible corruption before handing over tax dollars to another country, Slotkin said that normally when an American is suspected of breaking the law, “we go to American law enforcement, American authorities.” She said Trump could have done just that.
“The president is the head of the executive branch, he could easily go to the FBI,” she said, and quickly addressed the implication of having Ukraine get involved instead.
“I’m sorry and deeply concerned that there are people who feel like they can trust the Ukrainians more than they trust the FBI,” she said. This statement came one week after Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz released a report detailing the FBI’s missteps in conducting surveillance during the Russia investigation.