Rose was elected in 2018 and will face challenges from both Republicans and Democrats in 2020.
Rep. Max Rose threw his support behind the House’s formal impeachment investigation into President Trump on Wednesday as the New York Democrat walks a tightrope in his GOP-leaning Staten Island district.
Rose made the announcement at a town hall, saying Trump appeared “willing to violate the Constitution” in his dealings with Ukraine. But he said support for the House’s investigation will not stop him from simultaneously dealing with kitchen table issues important to his constituents.
“I will not shirk my duty and I will not violate my oath. I will support and I will defend the United States Constitution. And it is for that reason that I intend to fully support this impeachment inquiry and follow the facts,” Rose said.
“But, I want to make something else very, very clear: nothing, nothing at all — impeachment or otherwise — will distract us, will distract me from my work fighting for you. I will not let this or anything else detract us from our focus on ending the opioid epidemic, holding pharmaceutical companies accountable, making sure that we have the backs of our cops and our firefighters and our first responders, and yes — ending our commuting nightmare.”